KARACHI, Oct 30: Six persons, including a political activist and a policeman, were gunned down in the city on Tuesday, police said.

They said that armed men shot dead a senior member of the Awami National Party in the SITE area.

They said that Mian Jan, 60, a former naib nazim of union council No 6, Orangi Town, was returning home after offering Fajr prayers at the Aqsa mosque in Shahiabad in Frontier Colony when armed men fired at him and fled.

He suffered a single bullet wound to the head causing his instant death, the police said.

Area DSP Rustam Nawaz said that Mian Jan had been receiving threats from the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan since Ramazan to quit the ANP.

He said that the victim had limited his movement due to the threats.

The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.

According to an ANP statement, the victim originally hailed from Swat. “It is highly regrettable that a 60-year-old man who was returning home after offering Fajr prayer was targeted,” it added.

The ANP called for the immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the killing.

The victim’s funeral prayer was offered at Masjid-i-Aqsa.

Another policeman shot dead

A police constable was killed in the old city area on Tuesday.

He was the 71st policeman to have been gunned down in the city during the current year.

The body of Constable Shuja Hussain was found near the Civil Hospital Karachi within the remit of the Eidgah police station.

The victim was posted in the complaint branch at the Central Police Office and was a resident of the Kalakot police lines. He was kidnapped on Monday evening outside his house.

The victim was subjected to torture and was shot in the head.

Labourer killed in cross-fire

A passer-by was killed in the crossfire between two armed groups in a Nazimabad locality on Tuesday.

Police said that the incident took place in Nazimabad No 4 in Mujahid Colony, where two Bengali groups clashed with each other and resorted to firing after taking up positions in the area.

A bullet hit Saleemullah Butt who was standing at a milk shop. He died on the spot. The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The victim was father of four and was a labourer.

Following the armed clash, tension gripped the locality and police and Rangers arrived at the scene. However, no arrests were made by the police in the area.

Man found shot dead

The body of an unidentified young man was found in Orangi Town on Tuesday morning.

Police said that the body was found in Baloch Goth within the remit of the Orangi Town police station. The victim had apparently been kidnapped and later killed by unknown persons.

The police found several spent bullet casings from the crime scene, which suggested that the victim had been killed on the same place.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Later, the body was taken to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.

Bullet-riddled body found

The body of a young man was found on Mauripur Road on Tuesday.

Police said that the body was found near an ice depot and it was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi. The victim was identified as Rizwan Akhtar, 35.

He had suffered multiple bullet wounds.

They said that over a year ago, the victim had married a woman of his choice and was father of a child. Following the marriage, he relocated from Baldia Town to Agra Taj Colony. He was a labourer by profession.

The police suspected that personal enmity was a likely motive for the killing.

KARACHI, Oct 30: Six persons, including a political activist and a policeman, were gunned down in the city on Tuesday, police said. They said that armed men shot dead a senior member of the Awami National Party in the SITE area. They said that Mian Jan, 60, a former naib nazim of union council No 6, Orangi Town, was returning home after offering Fajr prayers at the Aqsa mosque in Shahiabad in Frontier Colony when armed men fired at him and fled. He suffered a single bullet wound to the head causing his instant death, the police said. Area DSP Rustam Nawaz said that Mian Jan had been receiving threats from the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan since Ramazan to quit the ANP. He said that the victim had limited his movement due to the threats. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities. According to an ANP statement, the victim originally hailed from Swat. “It is highly regrettable that a 60-year-old man who was returning home after offering Fajr prayer was targeted,” it added. The ANP called for the immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the killing. The victim’s funeral prayer was offered at Masjid-i-Aqsa.

Another policeman shot dead A police constable was killed in the old city area on Tuesday. He was the 71st policeman to have been gunned down in the city during the current year. The body of Constable Shuja Hussain was found near the Civil Hospital Karachi within the remit of the Eidgah police station. The victim was posted in the complaint branch at the Central Police Office and was a resident of the Kalakot police lines. He was kidnapped on Monday evening outside his house. The victim was subjected to torture and was shot in the head.

Labourer killed in cross-fire A passer-by was killed in the crossfire between two armed groups in a Nazimabad locality on Tuesday. Police said that the incident took place in Nazimabad No 4 in Mujahid Colony, where two Bengali groups clashed with each other and resorted to firing after taking up positions in the area. A bullet hit Saleemullah Butt who was standing at a milk shop. He died on the spot. The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. The victim was father of four and was a labourer. Following the armed clash, tension gripped the locality and police and Rangers arrived at the scene. However, no arrests were made by the police in the area.

Man found shot dead The body of an unidentified young man was found in Orangi Town on Tuesday morning. Police said that the body was found in Baloch Goth within the remit of the Orangi Town police station. The victim had apparently been kidnapped and later killed by unknown persons. The police found several spent bullet casings from the crime scene, which suggested that the victim had been killed on the same place. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Later, the body was taken to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.

Bullet-riddled body found The body of a young man was found on Mauripur Road on Tuesday. Police said that the body was found near an ice depot and it was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi. The victim was identified as Rizwan Akhtar, 35. He had suffered multiple bullet wounds. They said that over a year ago, the victim had married a woman of his choice and was father of a child. Following the marriage, he relocated from Baldia Town to Agra Taj Colony. He was a labourer by profession. The police suspected that personal enmity was a likely motive for the killing.

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