KARACHI - A political activist was gunned down in Nazimabad locality late on Saturday night, police officials said.

Fifty-three-year-old Iqbal Ghauri, son of Abdul Salam, was heading some where on a motorbike, when unidentified attackers opened fire on him.

The victim, a resident of Gulbahar area, was an active worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. He was targeted by a bike-borne armed duo in Nazimabad No 2 late on Saturday night.

His body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, and later handed over to his family.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) claimed to have arrested three suspects in a raid on their hideout in Nabi Bux area of Old City. The arrested culprits were found involved in the kidnapping of a woman, namely Shumaila, who also recovered during the raid.

Separately, two alleged suspects, Fayyaz and Laiq, were apprehended within the remit of the Jamshed Town Police Station after a brief encounter near Guru Mandir. According to DSP Qaiser Ali Shah, the suspects were wanted in various cases of street crime. Further investigation is in progress.