MQM-L worker shot dead in alleged encounter

Raid carried out in Bagh-e-Korangi after police received a tip-off about presence of suspect

Our Correspondent March 07, 2021


A man, said to be Muttahida Qaumi Movement- London (MQM-L) worker, was shot dead during an alleged encounter with the Counterterrorism department (CTD) late on Thursday night.

According to the CTD, a raid was carried out in Bagh-e-Korangi after the police received a tip-off about the presence of the MQM-L worker, Azam alias Ganja, in the area.

CTD officials said Azam was shot dead in retaliatory firing by law enforcers, while his accomplice fled. They added that Azam was accused in several cases, including those of murder, attempted murder and extortion. According to them, Azam was involved in criminal activities in Landhi, Korangi and Zamzam Town between the years 2012 and 2013.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2021.


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