KARACHI - A cop of the Special Branch police was shot dead in MPR Colony, Orangi Town, Karachi on Tuesday.
The victim was identified as Muqeem who was posted at the Manghopir police station.
He was shot multiple times by unidentified armed motorcyclists when he was sitting near his home. The armed assailants later managed to escape from the scene. The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy.
A medicolegal officer of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre was gunned down here on Tuesday. Dr Manzoor Memon, medicolegal officer of JPMC, was gunned down along with his driver Ashiq Ali in Delhi Colony area.
Police said Dr Memon was going home from hospital when four gunmen riding a motorbike sprayed bullets on his car near Delhi Colony intersection.
The assailants managed to flee while the victims were rushed to JPMC where doctors pronounced their deaths. The motive of the murder has yet to be ascertained while the bodies were handed over to the families after autopsy.
Sindh Health Minister Dr Saghir Ahmed visited the hospital after being informed.
Talking to the media men, Dr Saghir urged to chalk out a strategy against the proportional increase in the incidents of terrorism, targeted killings and killings for extortion. He also recommended that Sindh government should compensate the families of the victims.
Sources privy to the matter revealed that Dr Memon had submitted an application to Darakshan police station and informed the police that some persons, on a car, were roaming and monitoring his activities but the police did not take any stern action. Police investigators have failed to ascertain the actual motive behind the incident.
On the other side, an activist affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement was shot dead by unknown assailants in Yousaf Plaza police precincts. Police said the gunmen riding a motorbike barged into the shop of Aun Naqvi and shot him multiple times.
The culprits managed to flee while the victim was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Police said he was affiliated with MQM.
Mochko Police found a shot dead body of a youth from the bushes in Musharraf Colony, Maripur area. The body was transported to morgue for identification after autopsy at Civil Hospital Karachi.