Doctor shot dead in Karachi's Nazimabad

Updated May 09, 2015

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The body of Dr Anwar Ali Abidi who was shot dead by unknown assailants in Karachi's Nazimabad area. — DawnNews screengrab
The body of Dr Anwar Ali Abidi who was shot dead by unknown assailants in Karachi's Nazimabad area. — DawnNews screengrab

KARACHI: A homoeopathic doctor was shot dead on Saturday when unknown motorcyclists opened fire at his clinic in Karachi's Nazimabad area.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central Captain Chaudhry Asad Ali said Dr Anwar Ali Abidi and another person sustained injuries when assailants opened fire at the doctor's clinic in Paposh, Nazimabad. Later, the doctor succumbed to his injuries.

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

Police suspect the incident was the result of a target killing.

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Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism.