Karachi: PPP activist shot dead on Nishtar Road
KARACHI: A young worker of the Pakistan People’s Party was shot dead on Nishtar Road in the early hours of Saturday, police and party sources said.
They said Faizan, son of Khan Muhammad, in his late 20s, was targeted by a man riding pillion on a motorcycle near the Albella traffic intersection on Nishtar Road. The police remained unclear about the people and motive behind the killing.
“One of the riders was seen getting off the motorbike, and he sped away with his accomplice after firing multiple shots at Faizan,” said an official at the Soldier Bazaar police station. “He was hit by three bullets two in the chest and one in the head and died on the spot. The body was later shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi.”
Ruling party leaders said the victim was an active PPP worker and had been associated with its south district for years. He was also a close aide of local PPP leader Saleem Sanjwani. “He was employed as a security guard at Mr Sanjwani’s restaurant in the same area,” said Sohail Abidi, a senior PPP leader currently looking after the party’s central district as its president.
“The victim was a resident of Patel Para, associated in the same neighbourhood (PS-117) with the party organisation. We strongly condemn the incident and also have concerns for the security of our workers.”