KARACHI: Two men belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were killed when unidentified men opened fire on them at a restaurant in Orangi Town on Wednesday.
The men, identified as 23-year-olds Jahangir and Raza, were sitting in a restaurant when unidentified men opened fire on them, killing them instantly.
Both men were identified as Shia and belonging to the PPP.
The bodies were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
In different incidents of violence across the city, two vehicles were torched in the North Nazimabad area, while another was burnt in the Buffer Zone area of the city.
Security personnel have been deployed in the area, however, no arrest has been made as yet.
Police have also recovered weapons hidden in a bus near Super Highway.
Meanwhile, the three gunny-bagged bodies recovered from Karimabad on Tuesday with bullet wounds to their heads were also identified as members of the PPP.
The three men were identified as Gulzar Jadoon, Fazal Rabi Jadoon and Farhan Jadoon.
Incidents of violence and target killing have been on the rise in Karachi but no concrete measures have been taken in this regard.
Taking notice of the worsening law and order situation in Karachi and Hyderabad, the prime minister has directed the provincial government to start targeted operations against the suspects involved.
Unidentified men set alight a truck in Bufferzone and a bus was set ablaze in the Sakhi Hassan area on the same day.
Sectarian killings are also on the rise in the city, with prominent Shia leader Allama Aftab Ahmed Jaffery – the deputy secretary general of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) as well as the chief of the Palestine Foundation of Pakistan – being shot dead just the previous day.