KARACHI, July 1: Four people, including an activist of the Pakistan People’s Party, were killed on Sunday in different parts of the city, police and witnesses said.
They said that the 32-year-old PPP worker, Sarfraz Baloch, son of Haq Nawaz Baloch, was sitting at the office of Mohammed Khan Gabol Goth within the remit of the Sachal police station along with four other people late in the night when two armed men came there and fired at him before fleeing.
The witnesses said that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and he died before he could be taken to a hospital.
The Sachal police later shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where medico-legal sources said that the victim had received three bullets in the upper torso fired from a very close range.
The police said that 9mm pistol was used in the attack.
The victim was said to be a resident of Chapels City and was instrumental in regularisation of Gabol Goth.
Area people said that the victim had opened an office of Gabol Goth on a plot.
The police said that no case was registered till late in the night as the medico-legal formalities were still being completed.
Two men gunned down
Two young friends were killed near the Meena Bazaar in Karimabad.
Witnesses said that the victims were going on a motorcycle when they were attacked by two armed men also riding a motorbike.
They said that both the victims died instantly.
The bodies were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where the victims were identified as Noor Mohammed Khan, 35, son of Gul Marjan Khan, a resident of Faqir Colony, Orangi Town, and Shakil Ahmed, 30, son of Bashir Ahmed, a resident of Baldia Town, Saeedabad.
Hospital sources said that Noor Khan and Shakil received two and three bullets respectively fired from a very close range as the bullets pierced through their bodies.
The Azizabad police said a 9mm pistol was used in the attack.
Man found shot dead
A young man was found shot dead near the Jama Cloth Market within the remit of the Arambagh police station.
The body was taken to the Edhi morgue for want of identification following medico-legal formalities at the Civil Hospital.