Target killings continued in the city on Saturday as six people, including political activists, were killed in separate incidents.
A father and son were shot dead when unidentified men opened fire at their shop, Al-Abbas Communication, near Jhanvi Road. According to police, 58-year-old Qalba-e-Abbas and his 28-year-old son, Musrat Abbas, were sitting in his shop when the incident took place. The victims were the residents of the same area and had recently shifted from rural Sindh. The bodies were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy.
Separately, a tortured body of a Muttahida Qaumi Movement worker was found from Link Road near the National Highway. Police said that the mobile SIM found from his pocket identified him as Amir alias Lamba, a resident of Jobli Cloth Market. He was a member of MQM unit 34. The body of the victim was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy. Following the news of his death, his father-in-law also died of a heart attack.
A former sector in-charge of Sunni Tehreek’s (ST) Shah Faisal Sector was gunned down at Shah Faisal Colony No. 5, near Dhobi Ghat. The victim, Kasif, was reportedly residing in the same area and ran a medical store. Police found four empty shells of 9mm pistols from the crime scene.
In Mushraff Colony, 50-year-old Shah Mehmood was allegedly killed over a family dispute. Mehmood was a labour worker and hailed from Bajaur Agency. A case was registered against his relatives, Gulfaraz and Gul Sher.
A student of B-pharmacy was also targeted at Abdullah Goth, lane No. 8. Police said that the victim, 24-year-old Raja Junaid, was allegedly killed over resistance on being robbed.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2013.
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