KARACHI, Feb 8: Four men, including a senior lawyer, were gunned down in the city on Friday, police said.

They said that Mian Mohammad Tariq, 55, the senior advocate of the Sindh High Court, was shot dead in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Friday evening.

They said that an armed man fired a single shot at him and escaped after the victim parked his car in the parking-lot of Haroon Royal City.

The victim suffered one bullet wound in the back. The bullet reportedly pierced through his body. He was rushed to a nearby private hospital where he died due to a loss of blood, Shah Faisal SP Zahid Hussain said.

Later, the police shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.

The police said that the victim took cases of civil nature. Currently, he was pursuing a case in which a piece of land in the Khokhrapar area had allegedly been encroached upon by a builder. He was representing the other party, which claimed to be a rightful owner of the land, they said.

Karachi Bar Association president Naeem Qureshi announced that lawyers would observe a complete boycott of the legal proceedings on Saturday in protest against the killing.

‘Sectarian’ killing

A man was shot dead in a North Karachi locality apparently for sectarian reasons on Friday, police said.

They said that assailants riding a motorcycle intercepted Imran Ahmed, 35, near the Nagan traffic intersection when he was heading towards a mosque to offer Friday prayers, fired at him and rode away.

The wounded was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he died during treatment. He was an employee of the education department and his office was located in New Karachi’s sector 5-E, the police added.

They said that it appeared that the murder was an incident of sectarian killing.

A spokesman for the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat claimed that the victim was a party sympathiser.

Following the killing, tension gripped the locality.

Killing in Orangi Town

A young man was shot dead in Orangi Town on Friday, police said.

They said that assailants riding a motorcycle opened fire at Salahuddin Khan near Qasba Colony intersection within the remit of the Pirabad police station and rode away. He died on the spot.

The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The police said that the victim had no political affiliation and it appeared that the incident could be a result of some personal enmity.

Youth shot dead

A young man was gunned down near Taj Medical Complex on Friday morning.

Police said that armed men riding a motorbike targeted Aamir Shahzad, 35, near a juice shop within the remit of the Brigade police station and fled.

The victim was ferried to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival, the police said.

He sustained three bullet wounds. He was not affiliated with any political or religious party, they added.

A case (FIR 17/2013) was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint of a relative of the victim against unknown persons.

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