KARACHI: A young man, said to be a former worker of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi who is now associated with the Pakistan Peoples Party, was shot dead in what police described as a targeted attack in Korangi on Wednesday.

Police said that Rashid Imam Din, 30, was the third member of his family who was targeted apparently on political grounds as his two elder brothers had met the same fate a few years ago.

Awami Colony SHO Syed Farasat Husain said that unknown assailants barged into a house in Korangi-6 and shot dead before being fled. The victim died on the spot. Later, the body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

The area SHO said that the victim had remained associated with the Afaq Ahmed-led MQM-Haqiqi in the past. However, around two years ago, he had joined the PPP, he said.

He said that the victim was ‘actively’ involved in land issues at Ilyas Goth of Korangi, which is notorious for encroachment and land-grabbing.

The officer said that the murder appeared to be an outcome of ‘targeted killing’. He recalled that Rashid’s two elder brothers were also killed in the recent past in Korangi. They were associated with the MQM-London and MQM-H, respectively.

He said that further investigations were underway to ascertain the exact motive and identity of the assailants.

Robbers hurt man over resistance

A young man was shot at and wounded by armed muggers in the Mehmoodabad area on Wednesday, police said.

They said that Mohammad Ishaq, 30, was injured by armed men when he put up resistance to an armed robbery in his home in Sector A.

The wounded was shifted to the JPMC for treatment.

Published in Dawn, January 26th, 2023

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