Karachi: PPP man gunned down in hospital
KARACHI: An activist of the Pakistan People’s Party was shot dead by gunmen at a private hospital in Gulshan-i-Iqbal where he was admitted for hepatitis treatment, officials said on Friday.
The police said that two men on a motorbike came to see 45-year-old Naveed Akhtar admitted to the general ward on second floor of the Al Mustafa Hospital on main University Road in Gulshan’s block 13-C.
They parked their motorbike outside the hospital and went upstairs to see the patient. “They came to see him around 2am,” said SHO of the Aziz Bhatti police station Inspector Chaudary Irshad.
“They fired a single shot and it seems that they used a pillow to suppress the sound of the gunfire and walked off quietly. A couple of patients were in the same ward, but they could not make out what had happened until they saw Naveed lying in a pool of blood,” added the SHO.
Investigators said that the victim was a father of five and lived in an apartment in Gulistan-i-Jauhar. He was also an active member of the PPP, they added.