Karachi: MQM, PPP activists among three shot dead
Karachi: Target killings reared their ugly head again in the city on Monday when three people, including a Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist and a Pakistan People’s Party activist, were shot dead.
MQM activist Masood Haider, 30, died when unidentified people in a vehicle opened fire on him while he was riding his motorcycle near Kati Pahari in the Pakistan Bazaar police limits. Locals saw his body lying in a pool of blood and informed the police, who reached the scene of the crime and took the victim’s body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for legal formalities. SP SITE Shah Jahan told The News that an MP rifle was used in the attack.
A PPP worker was killed in the Baghdadi police limits. Akhter Hussain, 45, was sitting in his vehicle when two men riding a motorcycle opened fire on him just outside his residence in Siraj Colony. The assailants escaped after the attack.
Hussain’s family members and some residents of the area took him to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where he died. Police said he was an employee of the Pakistan Telecommunication Limited.
Meanwhile, a motorcyclist, Ashok, 25, died when two men riding a motorcycle sprayed him with bullets near Moosa Lane. His body was taken to the Civil Hospital for legal formalities. Police said Ashok was a salesman in a private firm and that he was also targeted.
Meanwhile, Syed Liaquat Ali, 50, was stabbed to death by unidentified people, who barged into his house in Sector 32/A in the Korangi police area while he was asleep and attacked him. His family members informed the police, who took the body to the JPMC for a post-mortem. Police said he was killed due to some personal enmity.