ASWJ activist among 4 killed Karachi violence
KARACHI: As many as four people, including an ASWJ activist, were killed in separate incidents of violence in the city on Tuesday.
A worker of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) was shot dead at his house in Wahid Colony in the limits of the North Nazimabad Police Station. Identified as Qari Zafar, 36, son of Mohammad Ramzan, the victim was shot in the temple by unidentified gunmen at his house. After committing the crime, the culprits managed to flee from the scene, however.
The dead body was moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities. According to police officials, the victim used to teach at the Ashraful Madaris in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area and hailed from Rahim Yar Khan.
They said the victim belonged to Deo Band sect, suspecting that he might have been a victim of sectarian killing.
Maulana Taj Hanfi, a spokesman for the ASWJ, formerly known as Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), said that Zafar was their Wahid Colony’s unit in-charge. He condemned the killing, and demanded the government to arrest his killers. A case has been registered against the unidentified gunmen and police are investigating.
Separately, police found dead body of a man from Nishtar Road in the limits of the Garden Police Station. Identity of the victim could not be ascertained until the filing of this report. He was heading somewhere when unidentified armed men opened fire on him. He received a bullet on the head and died on the spot.
According to police officials, the victim appeared to be an Iranian Baloch. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for postmortem and later moved to Edhi Morgue for identification. Police have registered a case against the unidentified killers.
In another incident, an elderly man was shot dead in Ittehad Town, Baldia, within the jurisdiction of the Mochko Police Station. Haya Khan, 65, son of Misri Khan, was standing outside his house when unidentified attackers came and opened fire on him. He died instantly.