KARACHI, May 20: Around half a dozen people, including a worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and an activist of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement- Haqiqi (MQM-H), were killed in different parts of the city on Monday, police said.

The police added that the MQM worker was gunned down in Orangi Town, while the MQM-H activist was gunned down in Landhi.

They said that MQM worker Muhammad Jamal, 42, was targeted by two gunmen near his residence in Orangi 11 ½. The assailants rode away after the shooting.

Iqbal Market SHO Amjad Kayani said that the victim was a driver in the district municipal committee.

MQM-H worker killed

The MQM-H worker, Kamran, 20, was passing by a private school in a Landhi-36 street when three gunmen intercepted him and one of them fired a single shot at him and fled, police said.

The officials added that the victim sustained a bullet wound in the head and died on the spot.

The body was later shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.

Man gunned down in Khokhrapar

A young man was gunned down at route P-1 minibus terminal in Khokrapar.

Police said that Mehtab, 30, left his residence and as per routine was supposed to meet up his cousin to go to their workplace in a factory when four armed men riding two motorcycles targeted him.

Khokhrapar SHO Nawaz Ali Shah said that the victim’s brother was also murdered sometime ago.

He said that the family did not want to pursue the case as they even did not allow doctors at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to conduct a post-mortem examination.

The police suspected some personal enmity behind the murder.

Killing in Nazimabad

A young man was gunned down in Nazimabad on Monday, police said.

They said that Junaid Fayyaz, 30, was targeted near the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. He was taken to the same hospital where he died during treatment.

The victim was married recently and had gone to meet his in-laws when the incident occurred.

The police suspected some personal enmity as a likely motive for the killing.

He was a resident of Orangi Town and dealt in mobile phones.

Property dealer shot dead

A property dealer was gunned down near the Airport traffic intersection, police said.

Nasir Mehmood, 30, left his estate agency office in Al-Falah and was on his way home in Punjab Town late on Sunday night when he was killed.

Airport SHO Abdul Ghaffar Korai suspected that the victim might have been killed while resisting a mugging bid.

A case was registered against unknown assailants.

Passer-by killed

A passer-by was killed by suspected robbers in the Denso Hall area, said the Mithadar police.

They said that some robbers tried to loot a shop selling generators whose owner immediately closed its shutter.

A police patrol also reached the scene and the robbers stated firing and a bullet hit a passerby, later identified as Yaqub Ibrahim, 45, said Mithadar SHO Zafar Iqbal.

The wounded was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi where doctors pronounced him dead.

The deceased was a lift operator in the State Life of Pakistan.



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