KARACHI-MQM Provincial Assembly member Raza Haider and his guard were gunned down in an incident of target killing within the limits of Nazimabad police station here on Monday while 30 persons were killed in the violence which erupted after the gory incident. According to reports, 50-year-old member of the Sindh Assembly Raza Haider had come to Masjid-e-Aqsa located at Nazimabad 1, to offer Fateha of soyem of his relative when three armed men got inside the mosque and shot him and his gunman Asif. The armed assailants barged into the mosque and raised the slogan 'Allah-o-Akbar before spraying the bullets and managed to escape, eyewitnesses told. The wounded MPA and his guard were carried to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where doctors pronounced them dead. It has been reported that the deceased MPA had received the threats from an extremist group. The news spread like wild fire across the City and the commercial and private life in the area came to a standstill. Police and Rangers contingents rushed to the area to keep the situation under control. The deceased was attached to the MQM and had held various party positions. He was in charge of Zone-E of MQM in 1980s while currently he was member of the Standing Committee on Board of Revenue, Standing Committee on Cooperation,Standing Committee on Local Government and Standing Committee on Planning and Development. The deceased has left two children and a widow behind. Following the incident hundreds of MQM workers and leaders rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The FIR of the murder was yet to be registered till the filing of this report. Meanwhile, violence erupted in the City after the killing of MQM MPA Syed Raza Haider,which claimed 30 lives while at least 35 vehicles, dozens of shops and other valuable commercial and non-commercial property had been torched across the City. Witnesses said that violence broke out across the City in different areas including Landhi, Malir, Orangi Town, Baldia, Qasba, Korangi, New Karachi, Nazimabad, Federal B Area, Liaquatabad, Shah Faisal Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and various other areas of the City. Intense firing in different areas created panic while people remain stuck in their houses and those outside the home faced severe problems to reach home. It has been reported that miscreants set on fire a petrol pump in Korangi Area which was owned by the leader of Awami National Party Shahi Syed. According to details, the people killed included a young man who was shot dead at Abul Hassan Isphani road identified as Umair Asmat. Another man was gunned down in New Karachi police limit near graveyard. Two unknown bodies were rushed to the hospital from Baldia Town while a body was brought to the hospital from Desilva Town area. Two more people including Noor Zaman was killed in New Karachi and Muhammad Shair in Nazimabad area. At least a dozen people including one Rangers personnel were wounded in different incidents of firing. Rangers personnel was injured by unknown gunmen in Pak Colony. A 30-year-old Inam Bux, son of Ghulam Rasool was killed in Korangi No 5 in Korangi Industrial Area police limits. Shahid, 30, son of Fida Hussain,was gunned down in Landhi No 6. A Mashallah coach driver Noor Rehman, 36, son of Arbab Khan was killed in Orangi Town Sector 11, Data Chowk in Pakistan Bazaar police precincts. Similarly, in a firing incident at a passenger bus, one person was killed while more than one dozen wounded in Feature Colony near Sharafi Goth in Awami Colony police limits. Culprits killed an unknown rickshaw driver and set a rickshaw on fire in Sector 8, Orangi Town. Muhammad Nadeem, a resident of Orangi Town was gunned down in Metrovil, SITE. Separately, Nasarullah, son of Zahoor Khan was shot dead in Jamia Maliha, Gulshan-e-Qadri in Alfalah police limits. In Sohrab Goth police limits, Ajab Khan was shot dead in Superhighway. Separately, Rehman was shot dead near Civil Hospital, Karachi in Risala police limits. According to the medico legal officer at the Civil Hospital, Karachi (CHK), Dr Lala Mubarak, Muhammad Yaqoob and two others were brought from Baldia Town. A young man Imran was brought from Gizri police limits while Nooran Shah, Asif, Suleman, Khan Bahadur and one unknown were also brought dead to the hospital from different parts of the City. Nakib Ali and Rasool Bux were killed in Gulshan bungalows, Block 19 Gulshan-e-Jauhar in Sharah-e-Faisal while one who was yet to be identified was killed in Jehangir Road in Jamshed Quarter police limits. It was reported that six more persons were killed in various incidents in the City. Vehicular traffic had also vanished from the City within hours of the incident while thousands of people were seen walking on the roads towards their homes. The commercial and private activities were paralysed across the City while deployment of law-enforcement agencies across the City is being intensified to avert any untoward incident. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah condemned the incident and directed Inspector General of Police Sindh to submit the report and arrest the culprits. SP Waqar Mallan said that during initial course of investigation revealed that culprits used Kalashnikov and 9mm pistol while police recovered the empty shells from the crime scene. The SP further said the culprits reached on two motorcycles and a white color Toyota Corolla car was also used as backup. 'Two of the four motorcyclists entered the Masjid and chanted slogan 'Allah-o-Akbar and started firing to kill MQM leader and his guard, the officer said. 'The sketches prepared with the help of eyewitnesses would be provided to the media after finalisation but our first priority is to control the law and order situation.