Killings in Karachi: Members of a political group gunned down

Motive behind the deaths yet to be known, says police.

Our Correspondent January 06, 2013
Motive behind the deaths yet to be known, says police. PHOTO: FILE


Three political workers were among the five people killed in Karachi on Saturday.

A member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, 28-year-old Shahzad Iqbal was killed, and his brother, 22-year-old Dilshad Iqbal, was wounded in a targeted attack near Sir Syed police station on Saturday.

They were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Two members of the Sunni Tehreek, 32-year-old Abdul Razzak and 30-year-old Lal Bukhsh, were injured when when two men on a motorcycle fired at them in New Karachi on Saturday. They lived in Surjani Town. They were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries. Sunni Tehreek spokesperson Fahim Sheikh said that three of their members have been gunned down in the past two days and the government has failed to arrest the culprits.

SHO Muhammad Mohsin said the victims had a criminal record and cases of possessing illegal weapons had been registered against them.

Additionally, 35-year-old Dil Rehman, was shot dead in SITE.

According to police officials, the killing occurred due to a property dispute and the victim’s brother, Salamat Jan, is the prime suspect in the case. Jan managed to escape before the police arrived.

Police officials also found the body of a young man, who had been shot in the head, from Malir Cantt. His body was taken to the Edhi morgue.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2013. 


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