KARACHI, Oct 29: Six people, including an activist of the Awami National Party, were gunned down in the city on Tuesday, police said.

They said that the ANP activist was killed in a targeted attack in a Mehmoodabad locality.

Baloch Colony police said that two armed motorcyclists targeted Qamar Shah, 36, outside his house in Mehmoodabad No 5 and rode away.

He sustained a single bullet wound in the head and was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where doctors declared him dead.

A spokesperson for the ANP said that the victim was a former office-bearer of the party in the area.

He said that the victim was trying to pacify two motorcycle riders after an accident and, in the meantime, the assailants emerged there and killed him.

Two shot dead in Orangi

Two men were gunned down in Orangi Town on Tuesday.

The Pakistan Bazaar police said that Ayaz Ahmed, 50, and Shahid Illahi, 30, were riding a motorcycle when two armed men, also on a motorbike, opened fire on them near Chandni Chowk in Orangi Town No11 ½ and escaped.

The wounded died before any medical aid could be provided to them. The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where additional Police Surgeon Dr Abdul Haq said that Mr Ahmed sustained 12 bullet wounds while 11 bullets hit Mr Illahi.

“The double murder might be an outcome of some personal enmity,” opined SSP-West Irfan Baloch.

He said Mr Ahmed was involved in some import and export activities while Mr Illahi owned a flower shop in Orangi Town.

Youth killed in Quaidabad

A young man was shot dead in Quaidabad on Tuesday evening, according to police.They said that gunmen targeted Allah Dad Magsi, 25, near Gul Ahmed industrial unit and fled. He sustained multiple bullet wounds and was taken to the JPMC where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

The police said the victim originally hailed from Gambat. The motive for the killing could not be ascertained immediately.

Killing in Malir

An elderly man was gunned down in the Malir City area on Tuesday, police said.

They said that Yasin Maqbool, 60, was on his way to a mosque to offer Fajr prayers in Ghazi Town when assailants targeted him. He was taken to the JPMC where he died.

Malir City SHO Ali Hasan Shaikh said that the victim had rented out his home to a friend who had converted the place into an Imambargah.

The victim had field a lawsuit in court and a decision was expected soon.

‘Police informer’ killed

A young man was shot dead in Orangi Town on Tuesday, the Pirabad police said.

They added that Kashif Khan, 28, was riding a motorcycle when armed motorcyclists attacked him near Qasba Mor. He was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“The victim, an Afghan national, was a police informer, which could be a possible motive for the murder,” said Pirabad SHO Abdul Moid.

He said the deceased was a resident of MPR Colony.

‘Robber’ killed in encounter

A suspected robber was shot dead in a police encounter in PECHS, Block-2, according to the Ferozabad police.

They said that a man, Yasin, returned home after dropping his children to their school. As he entered home, five suspects, including a woman, who came on three motorcycles, also stormed into the house, held the inmates at gunpoint, snatched cash, jewellery and a laptop.

The police said that in the meantime, one of the family members called the police and a police patrol reached scene. In an ensuing encounter, one suspect, identified as Rehan alias Janu, was shot dead.

Four suspects — Asad Ali, Rahat Ali, Saif Rehman and Shahnaz — were arrested.

The police claimed to have recovered five pistols, one repeater gun, three bikes and looted goods from them.

Ferozabad SHO Aurangzeb Khattak said that the suspects, including the woman, were previously arrested several times in robbery cases, but were enlarged on bail.

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