Karachi: ASWJ activist killed in Surjani
KARACHI: An activist of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, formally the outlawed outfit Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, was gunned down in Surjani on Tuesday, police said.
Qari Asghar, 36, son of Qari Khuda Bakhsh, was passing through Sector 4-B on his motorbike when he was targeted by two armed men riding a motorcycle, said an official at the Surjani police station.
The victim sustained two bullet wounds and died on the spot while the assailants fled, the official said.
The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where a large number of ASWJ workers gathered and shouted slogans against the killing.
The police found some documents in the possession of the victim indicating that he was a Nikah Khwan, said Sub–Inspector Mohammad Ramzan, the investigation officer.
A spokesperson for the Alhe Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Maulana Taj Hanafi, said the deceased was the head of the party’s Khwaja Ajmair Nagri unit and urged the authorities concerned to arrest the killers.
No case was registered till the filing of this report.