KARACHI, Aug 17: Two workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a cable operator and a hairdresser were among five persons killed in separate acts of violence in the city on Friday.
An activist of the MQM was killed by assailants in Makhdoom Shah Colony in Orangi Town Sector 11½.
The victim was identified as Farhan Gilani, 30. He was wounded and being driven to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital when he died. A large number of MQM workers reached ASH on learning about the killing.
Police said following the murder, unknown persons resorted to intense firing in different parts of Orangi Town and forced shops to shut.
Police said the victim belonged to Unit 120 of the party and was in charge of Makhdoom Shah Colony. He lived in Benazir Colony.
Police suspected that the killing was linked to some dispute over Fitra collection.
Another worker of the MQM was killed by suspects near Nagan Chowrangi.
Police said the incident took place at an Eid Bachat Bazaar, where unknown suspects riding a motorcycle opened fire wounding Adeel, 30, Adnan, 30, and Faisal Siddiqui, 28.
The wounded were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where Adeel died.
Police said the three victims had set up stalls at the Eid Bazaar. Adeel was employed at a private bank.
He was associated with the MQM’s Unit 134 and lived in Country Tower apartments.
A cable operator was killed by unknown persons in a Baldia Town locality in the early hours of Friday.
Police said the incident took place in Naval Colony, Baldia Town, where suspects shot dead Abdul Rahim, 22, at the doorstep of his home.
Police said the victim had returned home after buying food items for Sehri when two assailants riding a motorcycle shot him dead.
A hairdresser was killed by unknown persons in Yousuf Goth.
Police said Shahzad Baloch was shot thrice in the chest in his shop.
Meanwhile, the body of a young man was found in an apartment in Lyari.
Police said the victim was identified as Iqbal, 45, son of Mohammad Khan.
He was a former government schoolteacher.