KARACHI, March 6: Two workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement were gunned down in the city on Wednesday, police said.
They said that the body of Abdul Wahid aka Shahzan, 25, was found near a storm drain in the Samoo graveyard within the remit of the Murad Memon Goth police station.
The victim had been shot in the head and chest, the police said.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.
The police said that the victim was a resident of Musarrat Colony in the Malir City area and was an employee of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board. He was also associated with some poultry related business.
They said that he was an active worker of the MQM.
According to his family, he last talked to them at around 11pm on Tuesday night, when he was in Saudabad.
Meanwhile, another MQM activist was gunned down in Landhi on Wednesday.
Police said that gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire on Rashid Khan, 35, in Landhi’s Sector 36-G near Aulia Masjid and rode away.The victim was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he died during treatment.
He was working in a garments factory and was associated with Unit 83 of the MQM’s organisational structure, the police said.
They said that the victim had shifted back to the area about a year back.
Policeman shot dead
A police constable was shot dead in the SITE area near the Denim traffic intersection on Wednesday night, police said. They said that gunmen riding a motorcycle targeted 29-year-old Constable Fazle Amin, who was also riding a bike.
“The police constable was heading to the Site-A police station to resume duty when he was killed,” SP Ali Asif told Dawn.
The police took his body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Factory worker shot dead
A factory worker was gunned down in Korangi on Wednesday, police said.
They said that assailants riding a motorbike fired at Qadir Hussain, 62, who was passing through Korangi No 2 ½ within the remit of the Zaman Town police station.
The victim died on the spot. The body was shifted to the JPMC for a post-mortem examination.
The police said that he worked at a garments factory and father of four.
They said that the motive for the killing might be some persona enmity.
Killing in old city area
The driver of a Suzuki pickup was killed in the old city area on Wednesday, police said.
They said that men riding a motorbike first had some altercation with Pasand Khan, 36, and they then fired shots at him in Khajoor Bazaar within the remit of the Lea Market police station and rode away.
The victim died on the spot. The body was moved to the JPMC.
The police said that the victim originally hailed from Bajaur.
Quoting some witnesses, the police said that the armed men were wearing shalwar-kameez.
A young man was killed in Korangi on Wednesday.
Police said that motorcyclists shot dead Jalal Bilal, 25, and wounded Maqbool Sabir near Murtaza Chowrangi outside a flour mill.
The police were not sure about the motive for the killing.
They suspected that it could be an outcome of some personal feud.