KARACHI, Jan 27: An activist of the Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat was gunned down in a Gulshan-i-Iqbal locality in the small hours of Sunday, police said.

They said that armed motorcyclists targeted Qari Ashfaq near Asma Gardens on Abul Hasan Ispahani Road in Gulshan-i-Iqbal late on Saturday night and rode away.

The victim was rushed to the nearby Patel Hospital, where he died.

He was the muazzin at Masjid-o-Madressah Siddiqia and taught children the Quran.

He originally hailed from Gujrat.

The killing sparked violence in the locality as enraged people took to the streets, blocked main road for vehicular traffic and staged a sit-in in front of the Mobina Town police station for immediate arrest of killers.

Unknown persons also fired into the air, wounding a passer-by and a Rangers man.

The wounded were also shifted to the Patel Hospital for treatment, the police added.

The protest sit-in continued for several hours and the protesters dispersed after senior police officers reached the scene and assured them of the arrest of the killers.

Man killed in Sohrab Goth An unidentified young man was shot dead in Sohrab Goth on Sunday.

Police said the incident took place near Indus Plaza, close to Al-Asif Square, where unknown men riding a motorcycle targeted a young man who was sitting near a paan cabin.

The victim died on the spot. The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The police said that no clues were found to esta-blish the identity of the deceased.

Two buses catch fire Two passenger coaches caught fire in Liaqua-tabad due to a short circuit, police and fire brigade officials said.

They said that the incident took place under the Liaquatabad flyover, where a parked coach suddenly caught fire.

The vehicle was completely gutted in the fire. Another coach parked next to the burning vehicle also caught fire. However, it was partially burnt in the fire.

More From This Section

18 freed fishermen arrive, give FCS officials a wide berth

KARACHI: The 18 fishermen of boats Al Razzak and Al Naseeb picked up by Indian authorities from Kajhar Creek on June...

Larkana jail inmates in rooftop protest

LARKANA: Protesting alleged excesses of jail authorities, prisoners in Larkana central prison staged a rooftop...

Three ‘bandits’ killed, policeman wounded in encounters

KARACHI: Three suspected bandits were killed in two separate encounters with police in different areas on Saturday,...

No court proceedings tomorrow

KARACHI: The legal fraternity will stay away from court proceedings across the province on Monday to mourn the death...


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page