KARACHI: Three activists of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) were gunned down in an act of target killing near Matric Board Office within the North Nazimabad police station remits.
The victims were identified as Mairaj Khattak, 45, Waseem Khattak, 35 and Sultan Gilgiti, 40.
DSP Abdul Rasheed said that the victims were riding in their Suzuki Mehran when at least two armed men riding on a motorcycle sprayed the car with bullets.
The victims were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. All three victims were shot multiple times.
According to the PPP Information Secretary Wasim Mughal, the victim Mairaj was PPP information secretary for district west and had also served as a union council Nazim for Sultanabad. The other victim Waseem was also a local PPP leader in Karachi.
Mughal added that all three victims hailed from the Sultanabad area in Karachi. He condemned the incident and demanded arrests of the culprits.
Earlier in the day, Yousuf Masih, 40, son of Enayat Masih was gunned down near his home in Essa Nagri within the remits of PIB police station.
According to ASI Rana Ajmal, the deceased belonged to the Christian community and was a sanitary worker by profession.