PML-N lawyer shot dead in Karachi

Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:45pm
Shah was gunned down while he was on his way to a court after leaving his house.   — File photo
Shah was gunned down while he was on his way to a court after leaving his house. — File photo

KARACHI: A lawyer was shot dead on Thursday when unidentified armed men opened fire on his car in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area, DawnNews reported.

The deceased, identified as Advocate Waqar Shah, was the vice president of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz's lawyers' wing.

Shah was gunned down while he was on his way to a court after leaving his house.

His body was immediately shifted to Jinnah Hospital.

According to hospital sources, Shah had been shot in the head as well as in the chest.

Waqar Shah was targeted after reconnaissance, the police personnel said.

The Sindh High Court Bar Association boycotted court proceedings for the day in protest against the advocate’s killing.

Moreover, Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar took notice of Shah's killing and directed the inspector general of Sindh police to submit a report of the incident.

A day earlier, at least 12 people including a Shia doctor and three students of a religious seminary were killed and several others injured in different incidents of violence in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area.


At least 15 suspects arrested during raid in Sohrab Goth


The CID police conducted a targeted operation in Karachi’s Sohrab Goth area on Thursday and detained 15 suspects.

The raid was carried out in Sohrab Goth's Al-Sadaf Colony and weapons were also recovered during the operation.

Meanwhile, police also recovered four hand grenades, seven Kalashnikovs and nine TT pistols from the suspects' possession.

Karachi is home to multiple conflicts that frequently turn violent, including gang wars and ethnic and political rivalries. Militants are said to use the city as a hiding place and a source of funds obtained through bank heists, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.


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Ravi Dallas TX
Apr 10, 2014 10:20am

Sad. They are attacking on army, police, lawyers all state institutions.

Ahsan
Apr 10, 2014 12:02pm

Ludhianvi gets NA seat, Terrorists are roaming freely and educated Shia Community like Doctor, Businessmen and Lawyers are Target on daily basis in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan . Where are we going ?

rage of the sage
Apr 10, 2014 12:35pm

Sohrab Goth is the den of criminals. An encroached land is used to terrorize people, manage organized crimes, and being used as a launching pad for the terrorist activities of TTP and other banned outfits. But government is not doing anything to uproot the terrorists and criminals from that area.

What is important is to demolish the entire area including Al-Asif Squre and turn it into stadium or a garden. The population of that area can be shifted elsewhere.

Zehra
Apr 10, 2014 01:52pm

@Ahsan:

100% TRUE!!!!!

Goga Nalaik
Apr 10, 2014 02:28pm

Shias are being attacked regularly in this country.

Naseer
Apr 10, 2014 05:57pm

First they went after Qadiani's, then Christian, Hindus, now Shia's, next will be Barelvi's. Even now if you read their literature, they have so much hate for Barelvi's. There is no end to it. Sadly government's actions are making them stronger. It is just like Afghanistan, when Russia went back all the groups started fighting and killing each other. Unfortunately same thing can happen in Pakistan.

Hamza
Apr 10, 2014 07:53pm

Pakistan is no place for innocent and simple people to live, corruption, deceit and crime is rampant. Innocent people be it Shia or Sunnis, or of any faith are mercilessly killed.

Humanity is lost from our society or perhaps our culture never had any....we don't follow principles of Islam and yet we call ourselves Muslims...so sad....tolerance has left our hearts....