KARACHI, Nov 2: Two political activists and five others were killed across the city on Friday, police and party sources said. An activist of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement was gunned down in Baldia Town on Friday night hours after a Muttahida Qaumi Movement worker was killed in a drive-by shooting in Malir.

The police said that Saeed aka Mara along with his son was passing through the Jaffar-i-Tayyar Society in Malir on a motorcycle when armed motorcyclists wearing helmets fired at him and sped away. Saeed sustained gunshot wounds and died before he could be rushed to hospital. The body was later shifted the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities, the police added.

The officials said that Saeed was an associate of the Amir Khan faction of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement and became a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement after his leader joined the party.

Following the shooting, tension gripped the locality and traders pulled down shutters.

Later in the night, an activist of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement was gunned down in Baldia Town, police said.

They added that Aslam, 40, son of Abdul Aziz, was riding a motorbike on the double road in Sector 19-B within the remit of the Saeedabad police station when he was shot dead.

The police said that the body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities. A spokesman for the Mohajir Qaumi Movement said that Aslam was member in charge of Orangi Town unit 125. For the past 10 years, he had been keeping a low profile, the spokesman said.

The victim was father of two and was a scrap dealer, he added.

Man gunned down

A young man, who had been kidnapped late Thursday night, was gunned down near Nazimabad Chowrangi early Friday morning, police said.

Mohammad Shahid, 30, a resident of C-1 Area Liaquatabad, was brought in a car near Nazimabad Chowrangi and made to stand by the side of a road before being shot at and wounded, said an official at the Gulbahar police station.

The car sped away following the shooting, he added.

He was later rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he died during treatment, the official said.

The victim used to work as an electric fitter in wedding parties, but he was out of work for some time. Quoting family sources, the police said that the victim had lately joined the company of some criminal elements.

Body found

A partially decomposed body wrapped in a plastic sheet was found in Pak Colony along the Lyari River, police said.

They added that the victim was in the mid-20s and had long hairs.

The police suspected that the victim had been killed a couple of days ago and his body was dumped on Friday.

The body was shifted to the Edhi morgue for want of identification after medico-legal formalities at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Labourer killed

A labourer was gunned down in Khwaja Ajmair Nagri on Friday, police said.

They added that Mohammad Jameel, 35, was shot dead in a drive-by shooting near a CNG station in Sector 5A-2 of Khwaja Ajmair Nagri.

Ajmair Nagri SHO Chaudhry Afzal said that the victim was a labourer. About a year ago, he had divorced his wife and used to sleep in streets since then.

The body was shifted to the Edhi morgue after medico-legal formalities at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Man found shot dead

A young man was found shot dead in the old city area of Dhobi Ghath, Usmanabad, police said.

They added that the body stuffed in a gunny bag was spotted near Kashti Chowk within the remit of the Kalakot police station.

The victim, later identified as Mohammad Shahid, 34, had been tortured and shot dead, the police said.

They shifted the body to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.

The police said that the victim left his Usmanabad residence to visit his in-laws in Korangi but was kidnapped on his way.

Earlier on July 26, his brother Sohail was killed in a similar manner, according to the police. They said the victim hailed from Haripur district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

‘Criminal’ killed

A young man described by police as a criminal booked in several cases of murder and attempted murder was killed in Patel Para on Friday, officials said.

The police said that Faisal alias Langra was shot dead after he had an altercation with some persons in Ghausia Colony area of Patel Para within the remit of the Jamshed Quarters police station.

DSP Qaiser Ali Shah said that Faisal was booked in cases of murder and attempt to murder registered at the Soldier Bazaar police station.

The police later shifted his body to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.

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