KARACHI, Jan 27: An activist of the Ahle Sunaat Wal Jamaat was gunned down in a Gulshan-i-Iqbal locality in the small hours of Sunday, police said.

They said that armed motorcyclists targeted Qari Ashfaq near Asma Gardens on Abul Hasan Ispahani Road in Gulshan-i-Iqbal late on Saturday night and rode away.

The victim was rushed to the nearby Patel Hospital, where he died.

He was the muazzin at Masjid-o-Madressah Siddiqia and taught children the Quran.

He originally hailed from Gujrat.

The killing sparked violence in the locality as enraged people took to the streets, blocked main road for vehicular traffic and staged a sit-in in front of the Mobina Town police station for immediate arrest of killers.

Unknown persons also fired into the air, wounding a passer-by and a Rangers man.

The wounded were also shifted to the Patel Hospital for treatment, the police added.

The protest sit-in continued for several hours and the protesters dispersed after senior police officers reached the scene and assured them of the arrest of the killers.

Man killed in Sohrab Goth An unidentified young man was shot dead in Sohrab Goth on Sunday.

Police said the incident took place near Indus Plaza, close to Al-Asif Square, where unknown men riding a motorcycle targeted a young man who was sitting near a paan cabin.

The victim died on the spot. The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The police said that no clues were found to esta-blish the identity of the deceased.

Two buses catch fire Two passenger coaches caught fire in Liaqua-tabad due to a short circuit, police and fire brigade officials said.

They said that the incident took place under the Liaquatabad flyover, where a parked coach suddenly caught fire.

The vehicle was completely gutted in the fire. Another coach parked next to the burning vehicle also caught fire. However, it was partially burnt in the fire.

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