KARACHI, Oct 11: A former union councillor associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, who was wanted in more than half a dozen murder cases, was gunned down in Orangi Town on Friday, police said.

Officials added that Waqar Ahmed, 52, had just come to his shop after offering Zuhr prayers in Banaras when two gunmen riding a motorcycle fired at him and fled.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

“The deceased was a former union councillor and nine murder cases were lodged against him at different police stations between 1987 and 2000,” said Orangi SP Chaudary Asad Ali. He said the police seized four spent bullet casings fired from 9mm pistol from the crime-scene.

‘Bandit’ wounded in encounter

A suspected robber was wounded in an encounter with the police on Mauripur Road on Friday.

Police said some armed men were allegedly looting people on Mauripur Road when a police patrol reached there and challenged them. In an ensuing encounter, one suspect, identified as Gulsher Ismail, 25, was arrested in wounded condition while his accomplice fled.

Five mobile phones and one pistol were recovered from his possession.The wounded was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi where doctors said his condition was serious.

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