Karachi: 2 MQM workers from GB shot dead
KARACHI: Two workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, who hailed from Gilgit-Baltistan, were shot dead in a Gulshan-e-Iqbal locality, police said on Sunday.
They said the bodies of the two men were found late on Saturday night at around 12.45am in Gulshan-e-Iqbal’s Block 4 near a private hospital.Gulshan-e-Iqbal SHO Dost Mohammad told Dawn that initially it appeared that the victims were killed somewhere else and the bodies were dumped at the scene. However, the police found two spent bullet casings at the crime-scene, which suggested that they were killed at the same place where their bodies were found. The two men were shot in the head, he added.
A memory card found on one of the victims helped the police in establishing the identities of the victims, said the police, adding that they were identified as Sikandar, son of Hamza, and Naseer, son of Kaseer Ahmed, both in their late twenties.
The police said that Sikandar was the MQM’s sector-in-charge for Gilgit-Baltistan and had arrived here about a week back.
They said a paternal uncle of Sikandar lived in Soldier Bazar No 2 and the victims were living there.
The bodies were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination.