KARACHI - An activist of sectarian outfit and a cop among four people were gunned down in separate incidents of target killing here on Tuesday.An activist of defunct Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan was shot dead at Sector 5-F when he was sitting at his tailoring shop. Police said that deceased Zaid Ashraf, 28, was sitting at his shop where gunmen riding on three motorbikes came and sprayed bullets. The deceased sustained multiple bullet injuries and died on the way to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The body was handed over to the family after autopsy while case of murder was yet to be registered. Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat spokesman Taj Hanfi said that deceased was an active worker of Surjani Town and demanded the arrest of culprits involved in the murder of Ashraf. Another incident of firing took place in Khudadad Colony within the remits of Brigade police station. Assistant Sub Inspector Syed Ali Mohsin Jaffri was on his way to home on a motorbike when gunmen riding on motorbikes targeted him near his residence and managed to flee. The victim’s body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy and later handed over to the family. Police suspected the aforementioned murders as interrelated and took place on sectarian grounds. Two people were gunned down while another wounded in the remits of Pirabad police station. Police said that victims including Zamin Shah, Zakir Hussain and Gul Hayat were having tea at Norani Mohallah, Frontier Colony when gunmen riding on three motorbikes came and sprayed bullets on them. They were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced the death of Zamin and Zakir while admitted Hayat with critical wounds. Police suspected personal enmity the motive behind the killing. WORKSHOP: In this era of globalisation and growth of knowledge based economies Quality Assurance in higher education has become an important component all the universities world over. Today even schools and colleges are focusing their attention on designing and implementing new quality assurance mechanism or system in order to ensure that student receive quality and relevant education and that the degrees or certificates are widely recognised, expressed Prof Dr Abuzar Wajidi, Dean, Faculty of Management Administrative Sciences, University of Karachi while inaugurating the QEC’s workshop on Self Assessment Report, organised by the Quality Enhancement Cell, University of Karachi. He added that recognition is seen to be essential not only by national governments and employers but also by other universities and stakeholders like students, teachers, parents and civil society in and outside the country. According to Dr Wajidi, it is heartening to note that Higher Education Commission, government of Pakistan, in its last assessment, has ranked the Quality Enhancement Cell of the Karachi University in the top category among the public sector universities and for this the dedication of the QEC deserves our appreciation and congratulations. Prof Sarfaraz Pirzada, advisor of the COMSAT Institute of information Technology being the chief resource person of the workshop explained the aim and objectives of the programme while Prof Sajidin, Director, QEC, University of Karachi elaborated the concept and contents of the standards required for a comprehensive Self Assessment Report. As a resource person at the workshop, Prof Dr Aqeel Ahmed from the Department of Microbiology, KU emphasised the need for well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities for quality teaching and research and Prof Dr Ansar Rizvi, Advisor for Student’s Affairs highlighted the extracurricular activities being organised at the university campus. The 59 faculty members from 31 teaching Departments and Research Institutes actively participated in the workshop.Meanwhile, Department of Political Science, KU, is organising a seminar on Regional and Trans-regional Approach to peace and security on Wednesday (today) in the Arts Auditorium. Ambassador of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Jamil Ahmed Khan, will deliver the keynote address whereas Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser will preside over.