Karachi: Muttahida activist killed, aide wounded
KARACHI: An activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was killed and his aide wounded in an attack in Orangi Town in the early hours of Friday, police said.
The police added that Arif Nabi, 25, and Tahir Sarwar, 27, were sitting near Qatar Hospital where they were targeted by armed men riding a motorcycle.
Both the men suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were rushed to the hospital where Arif was pronounced dead on arrival, the officials said.
They said that Tahir was referred to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was admitted for treatment.
He had suffered three bullet wounds and was said to be in a serious condition, according to the police.
Orangi Town SHO said that both the men were workers of Muttahida’s Unit No 132.
Police were not sure about the nature of Arif’s work, but said Tahir was a property dealer.
Tension and fear gripped parts of Orangi Town No 1, where both the victims resided, with closure of shops and other businesses following the killing.
An FIR pertaining to the incident had not been lodged till Friday evening.