Karachi: PPP man gunned down
KARACHI: An activist of the Pakistan People’s Party was gunned down in North Karachi on Wednesday night, police said. They added that Rashid Baig, 25, was targeted by gunmen riding a motorbike near his house within the remit of the Khawaja Ajmair Nagri police station. The victim sustained two gunshot wounds and was rushed to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where he died during treatment, the police said. Following the killing, tension gripped the locality.
SP Gulberg Division Tanvir Odho confirmed to Dawn that the victim was an activist of the PPP. District Central PPP President Sohail Abidi said that Mr Baig was an active party activist like his brother, Amir Baig, who was an active member of the PPP’s wing of People’s Youth in PS–98 constituency. Mr Abidi said that the incident seemed part of the ongoing targeted killing of party activists in the city.