Karachi: Education dept officer shot dead
KARACHI: A local government officer said to be an Awami National Party leader was killed in a gun attack on his vehicle in the Old Golimar area on Tuesday, police said. The officials added that three gunmen riding two motorcycles intercepted the vehicle (GL-6116) of deputy director (education) Moeen Khan, 45, near Bismillah Hotel within the remit of the Pak Colony police station and sprayed it with a volley of bullets before fleeing. Mr Khan sustained a fatal bullet wound to the neck and died on the spot, the police said. The driver of his vehicle, Babar Khan, remained unhurt in the attack, they said.
The body was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico–legal formalities.
The police said that the victim was going home in Railway Colony from his office when he was targeted.
He was father of seven and originally hailed from Buner.
He was recently posted in the education department of the district municipal corporation (west). Prior to his present assignment, he was posted in Lyari.
Sindh ANP President Senator Shahi Syed condemned the targeted killing and said that the victim was a former central leader of the Pakhtun Students Federation and was currently an ANP Sindh Council member.
He demanded that the killers of the ANP leader be arrested immediately.