KARACHI: A supporter of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was shot dead at Burns Road on Sunday. Ejaz Baig, 23, accompanied by his family, was returning home after attending a wedding when two armed men on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire.
The culprits escaped after shooting him four times, police officials said.
A heavy contingent of law enforcers reached the site and took the victim to Civil Hospital, Karachi where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police officials said the culprits used a 9mm pistol. The victim was a resident of Railway Colony and his father, Mukhtiar, is an employee in the Pakistan Railway.
Saddar Town SP Irshad Ali Raza Sehar declared the incident a target killing and said that the deceased was not himself an activist of the MQM but his cousin Amjad Baig is the incharge of MQM’s Burns Road unit.
The officer said the motive behind the incident was yet to be ascertained.
However, an FIR has been registered by the police.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2011.
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