Karachi: City Courts Nikah Khwan among two shot dead
Karachi: A Nikah Khwan at the City Courts and former press secretary of the Shia Ulema Committee, Kausar Hussain Zaidi, was shot in the Arambagh police limits on Friday.
Zaidi, 50, and his wife Ishrat, 35, were on their way home when two armed men chasing the couple from the City Courts intercepted their motorcycle near Pakistan Chowk, opened fire on Zaidi and fled the scene.
Zaidi suffered bullet wounds while his wife received some minor injuries as a result of falling off the bike. Area people, after hearing the gunshots, rushed to the spot and saw the Nikah Khwan in a pool of blood.
The injured was rushed to the Civil Hospital, where he died. The MLO of the Civil Hospital, Nisar Shah, told The News that Zaidi had suffered two gunshots, one in the neck and the other in the face.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police of Preedy, Syed Ali Asif, told The News that the deceased had been a Nikah Khwan at the City Courts and former press secretary of the Shia Ulema Committee.
He said that the couple were heading home from the City Courts when they were attacked at Pakistan Chowk. One of the eyewitnesses told The News that the Arambagh Police station was close to the crime scene, yet no policeman arrived until about 15 minutes after the incident.
Police termed the incident a case of target killing. According to the SP Saddar, the deceased was a eyewitness in the Tahir Plaza incident in which nine lawyers were burnt alive on April 9, 2008.
Meanwhile Kamran, 30, received bullet wounds when two armed motorcyclists opened fire on him near Numaish Chowk on MA Jinnah Road. The injured was rushed to the Civil Hospital in a critical condition, where he died during treatment.
The police said Kamran was an activist of a religious party and he was murdered in a target killing incident. Also, a police constable, Zahir Shah, was wounded by unidentified motorcyclists near Nursery Bus Stop in the Tipu Sultan police area.