KARACHI, June 30: Five men, including a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and a policeman, were gunned down in the city on Sunday, police said.

They said that MQM worker Abdul Sattar, 35, was standing outside his home near Sindhi Hotel within the remit of the New Karachi Industrial Area police station when gunmen targeted him.

He sustained a single bullet wound in the head and was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

“Abdul Sattar was a worker of the MQM,” said area SHO Ishtiaq Ghori.

Policeman found shot dead

A head constable of the Sindh Reserve Police (SRP) was kidnapped, tortured and shot dead in Pak Colony on Sunday.

Police said that the bullet-riddled body of Zahid Shah, 32, stuffed in a gunny bag, was found along the Lyari river in the Raxer Lane area.

The victim left his residence in Old Golimar to perform his duty in Garden on June 27 but did not return. The body was found on Sunday. The victim was posted at the SRP, Base-1.

“Perhaps, he was killed for being a policeman,” said Pak Colony SHO Bilal Raza.

Mechanic killed

A scuffle between the owner of an auto-workshop and his customer in the Mehmoodabad area on Sunday led to the killing of a teenage boy, police said.

They said that Mohsin Asad came to buy something at Mashallah Autos at Chandni Chowk in Azam Basti, where a scuffle broke out between him and the shop owner, Bilal.

The people intervened and pacified them. Later, Asad along with some half a dozen others stormed into the shop and started indiscriminate firing, said Mehmoodabad SHO Ashfaq Baloch.

As a result of firing, a mechanic, Imran, 17, suffered bullet wounds and died on the spot. Two other employees of the shop, Rizwan, 25, and Osama, 20, sustained bullet wounds. The assailants escaped.

Youth gunned down in New Karachi

A young man was gunned down in New Karachi on Sunday, police said.

They said that Asif Saleem, 24, was standing outside his home in Sector 5-J when two armed motorcyclists opened fire on him and fled.

The wounded was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

Bilal Colony SHO Changez Khan claimed that the victim had no affiliation with any religious or political organisation.

Killing in Khokhrapar

The body of a young man was found in the Khokhrapar area on Sunday evening.

Police said that the victim, appears to be in his thirties, sustained a single bullet wound in the head.

The body was found in ‘Jhang’ football ground in B-Market and it was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination. He could not be identified till late in the night.

Five wounded in Orangi clash

Five persons, including three workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, were wounded in an armed clash between workers of two parties in Orangi Town on Sunday.

Mominabad police said that the armed clash took place between workers of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat and the MQM over a petty issue.

“Violence erupted over the issue of hoisting flags in Tauheed Colony, Orangi Town’s Sector 11 ½," said Mominabad SHO Aurangzeb Khattak.

He said that three MQM workers and two passers-by sustained bullet wounds. They were identified as Haider, 32, Munawar, 30, Shahid Zaki ( the three MQM workers), Ihtisham, 40, and Farhan, 16.

The wounded were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for treatment. One of them was said to be in critical condition as he sustained bullet wounds in the chest.

Following the clash, tension gripped several localities of Orangi Town, prompting authorities to launch a ‘targeted’ action there, said the area SHO.

A police spokesperson said that during the operation in Orangi Town’s Pirabad area, five suspected militants allegedly involved in murders and extortions were detained and arms and ammunitions were recovered from them.

The suspects were identified as Ismail, Miraj, Ali Bahadur, Shahid and Khurshid.

Man commits suicide

A man, Saleem Aslam, 40, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in Gulshan-i-Bihar on Sunday.

The Pakistan Bazaar police said that it was not yet clear as to why the men ended his life.

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