Karachi: 2 men gunned down in Pirabad
KARACHI: Two men, including a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, were shot dead in separate incidents within the remit of the Pirabad police station, police said on Tuesday.
They said that 26-year–old Noor Hussain was standing with a friend in Kanwari Colony on Manghopir Road late on Monday night when two assailants riding a motorcycle arrived there, fired at him and escaped.
The police said that the victim suffered a bullet wound to the head and died on the spot. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico–legal formalities.
Pirabad SHO Yaseen Gujjar said that the victim was a member of the MQM’s Punjabi–Pakhtun organising committee. He was a resident of Iqbal Nagar in Orangi Town.
Tension gripped the areas close to Kanwari Colony and businesses were shut following the killing. In the second incident, a man was shot dead at a hairdressing salon late on Monday night, police said.
They said that Ali Raza, 32, was sitting in the salon in Qasba Colony No 1 when assailants entered the shop and fired at him. The victim died on the spot. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post–mortem examination.
The police said that the victim was a resident of the same area and ran a cattle pen. He had four children. The victim’s father told the police that his son had no enmity with anyone, but he had taken a loan from someone and due to some financial problems was unable to repay it.
A murder case (FIR 70/2012) was registered against unidentified men on a complaint of the victim’s father, Saleem Khan, at the Pirabad police station.