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.