Karachi: KMC inspector killed
KARACHI: An inspector of the Karachi Municipal Corporation was gunned down by gunmen on Shahrah-i-Noor Jehan on Wednesday. Police said the incident took place in Sector 14-B of Shadman Town within the remit of the Shahrah-i–Noor Jehan police station, where KMC inspector Mohammad Shafqat, 40, was taking attendance of sweepers when two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on him. Police said two bullets struck the victim in the head, killing him instantly. Station house officer Raja Tariq said a police van present near the scene chased the suspects, but they entered a narrow street having several speed bumps and escaped.
The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico–legal formalities. Police said that as per his routine, the KMC inspector was noting the attendance sitting on a pavement when he was attacked.
He was a resident of Shadman Town, father of four and also an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.
Following the incident, tension gripped the entire locality and shops and markets were closed.