KARACHI: A former trustee of Aal-Aba Imambargah was shot dead in the Gulberg area of Karachi on Saturday.
Dr Jaffar Mohsin, 58, was sitting outside his house in Gulberg Block 12 when two men on a motorbike opened fire on him and fled.
Dr Mohsin was taken to Ziauddin Hospital immediately after the incident and was declared dead by the doctors. The body was later shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for legal formalities.
Station House Office (SHO) Raja Tariq said that there was a possibility the incident was linked to the recent wave of sectarian killings in the city, but the police was investigating it from “different angles”. He said the family was not cooperating with the police right now as they were busy with funeral arrangements, but added that an FIR will be registered when they have given a statement.
Karachi has been hit by a wave of target killings during this week, which started when the Ahle Sunnat wal Jammat’s legal adviser and a party activist were shot dead in the Old City area. This was followed by the killing of three Shia lawyers in the Pakistan Chowk area.
Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelt trustee. The correction has been made.