KARACHI, Feb 9: A man was shot dead in a Golimar locality apparently on sectarian grounds on Saturday, police said.

They said that armed men targeted 32-year-old Syed Qamar Raza Naqvi when he was standing outside a general store in Golimar No 1 and rode away.

He sustained a single bullet wound in the head and died on the spot.

“The victim was a resident of the same area,” said DSP Rustam Khattak.

“The body was later moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. His father is one of the trustees of the Rizvia Imambargah and initial findings suggest that he was targeted for sectarian reasons.”

Killing in old city area A man was gunned down in the old city area on Saturday.

Police said that 43-year-old Abid Hussain was going to his shop in Pakistan Chowk on his motorbike when two assailants, also riding a motorbike, fired at him near Ramswami.

“The attack took place near the area called School Wali Gali,” said Nabi Bux SHO Inspector Abid Hussain. “He owned an atta chakki near Pakistan Chowk and lived in Garden West. A motive for the killing is not immediately clear.”

He said that the victim’s family said that he was not affiliated with any political or religious party.