Karachi: Young man gunned down in ‘sectarian’ attack
KARACHI: A young man was shot dead in what appeared to be an attack on sectarian grounds in Surjani Town on Tuesday evening, police said. They said that assailants riding a motorbike fired at Asghar Ali Shah when he was coming out of his house in Surjani Town’s Sector 7-A and rode away. While Surjani SHO Ejaz Rajpar was not sure whether it was a sectarian killing, a spokesman for the Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen said that it was a sectarian attack as the victim was among the founding members of an annual Muharram procession in the area. Condemning the killing, he said that the victim, father of four, had survived an assassination attempt about a year ago. Following the incident, tension gripped parts of Surjani Town.