Karachi: ST man shot dead in Lines Area
KARACHI: A young activist of the Sunni Tehreek was gunned down in Lines Area on Wednesday, police and party sources said. They said 27–year–old Babar Qadri was targeted by armed riders in Jacob Lines near Allah Wali Masjid when he was sitting with some friends. “Witnesses told us that they saw two men on a motorbike speeding after executing the job,” said DSP Ghulam Muratza Malik, the area’s sub-divisional police officer (SDPO). “He was hit by four bullets. We have collected some spent bullet casings from the crime–scene, which suggested that a 9mm pistol was used in the killing.”
He said the victim was a resident of the same area and unemployed. He did not elaborate his political association and reasons behind the killing. An ST spokesman, however, claimed that the victim was a party worker and targeted only for his political association. He condemned the incident and called it a failure of the law–enforcement agencies.