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Muttahida activist gunned down

Updated August 01, 2013

KARACHI, July 31: A worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was gunned down in a New Karachi area on Wednesday, police said.

They said armed men targeted Muhammad Shafiq in New Karachi’s Sector 5-F minutes after sunset. He was hit by two bullets in the head and died on the spot.

“The victim was a resident of the same area and associated with the MQM’s Unit 139,” said an official at the Bilal Colony police station. “The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shahed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.”

Mechanic shot dead

A mechanic was shot dead in New Karachi on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Bilal Colony police.

They said that Waqar Ali was sitting at his mechanic shop in Sector-5-D near Dua Chowk when two gunmen riding a motorcycle and wearing helmets emerged there, fired shots at him and rode away.

He sustained two bullet wounds and was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

“The murder appears to be a result of some personal enmity,” said Bilal Colony SHO Changez Khan.

Killing in Saeedabad

Another young man was killed in Saeedabad.

Police said that Rafiq Panjguri sustained a single bullet wound to the head.

“He and his friend Muhammad Javed were coming from somewhere on a motorbike,” said Saeedabad SHO Inspector Zafar Iqbal. “They had some dispute over money and the situation turned ugly when Javed fired at Rafiq while riding the motorbike and escaped.”

The area SHO said that the wounded shared this with the police while being treated at the hospital, where he died later.

Five hurt in grenade attack

At least five people were injured in a grenade attack outside a textile unit in the SITE area on Wednesday evening, police said.

The police remained unable to ascertain the motive for and the people behind the attack. However, they said that it was not extortion related.

Inspector Muhammad Tufail, the SHO of the SITE-A police station, said: “Armed riders lobbed a hand grenade outside the entrances of the textile unit, which is normally crowded by roadside stalls and pushcarts in the evening. It left five people injured, who were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for treatment.”

The attack seems to be an attempt to sow fear and panic in the area, as there was no threat of extortion to any particular industrial unit, he added.

Man killed in Orangi Town

A man was shot dead minutes before sunset in Orangi Town.

An official at the Iqbal Market police station said that assailants riding a motorbike fired shots at 42-year-old Saeed Khan near Dabba Mor in Sector 11 ½. He was hit by a single bullet in the head.

The police suspected that he might have been killed due to some personal enmity.