Three men, including two brothers, were gunned down in different parts of the city while a Shia man managed to escape an attack.
The body of a 25-year-old photographer identified as Ayaz was found in Sector 5C1, North Karachi, said the Khawaja Ajmer Nagri police. They claim that he was shot at eight times. His brother Qasim’s body was found in a gunny bag in the same area. He was shot six times. He used to run a poultry shop.
According to SHO Chaudhry Afzal, initial investigation suggested that the brothers were killed for personal reasons as they were not affiliated with any political or religious parties.
In an unrelated incident, 27-year-old Farhan Ali Shah was shot dead in Saadi Town, said the Sacchal police. Shah’s father, Israr, said that his son was killed by land grabbers. In Gulberg, a Shia man identified as Asad Rizvi was shot and injured by two men on a motorcycle as he left work. SHO Ilyas Shah said that Rizvi used to work at an auto-parts factory in Ahsanabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2012.