Karachi: ANP activist among two shot dead
KARACHI: Two people, including an activist of Awami National Party (ANP), were gunned down in separate incidents in the city on Wednesday. Omer Malook (32) was fired at and seriously injured in Tessar Town, North Karachi, in Surjani Town police limits in the morning. The people present at the spot took him to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where he was pronounced dead. He suffered three bullets wounds to different parts of his body.
Police seized five empty shells of 9mm pistol from the spot and collected a blood sample of the deceased and sent the same to police lab for tests. According to SHO Shabbir Ahmed, Omer Malook was standing outside his house in Sector 35-A, Tessar Town, when two bike riders pulled up there and sprayed him with bullets. He was the vice president of ANP’s Tessar Town Ward.
His funeral prayers were offered at Siddiq-e-Akber Masjid situated in Surjani Town, which were attended by the leaders and activists of ANP and later his body was dispatched to his hometown Mardan, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. Police were investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, Sher Hakim (35) was gunned down in New Sabzi Mandi, Super Highway, in Sohrab Goth police limits. Following receipt of information, police reached the spot and shifted the corpse to the hospital for legal formalities.
He was a resident of New Sabzi Mandi area and running a vegetable business at the main Super Market on Super Highway. He was going to his work in the morning when two men, riding a motorcycle, came across him and shot him dead. He received a single bullet to his head that caused his instant death. Police said that they were investigating Hakim’s murder from two angles i.e. whether he was killed by some extortionists or murdered in some enmity.