Armed motorcyclists shot and killed four persons, including two Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat, formerly known as Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), and one Pakistan Peoples Party worker in separate acts of targeted killings late on Monday night.
The two ASWJ men, identified as Sajid aka Sajid Mullah and Hafeez, were gunned down near Peetal Wali Gali within the remits of Gulbahar police station.
ASWJ spokesman Maulana Taj Hanfi said one Sajid was ASWJ’s incharge of Liaquatabad while Hafeez was the former political party’s unit incharge and an activist. Separately, PPP worker Imdad Baloch was killed while another named Mazhar was wounded in an act of targeted killing.
Meanwhile, a teenager named Badar was gunned down in Malir 15.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2011.