KARACHI – Two activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement among seven people were gunned down in separate acts of violence in different parts of the City on Saturday.

A former Unit Incharge and currently working in MQM election cell, Muhammad Abid, 40, was shot dead in a targeted attack near Goal Market, Paposh Nagar within the limits of Nazimabad police station.

DSP Rustam Khattak said that deceased belong to the MQM and used to work as a member of MQM election cell. He said that the deceased was the resident of same area. He was sitting near his home when two armed men riding a motorcycle came close to him and escaped after shooting him. He was shot at least four times and died on the spot. His body was taken to ASH for autopsy. Khattak said that deceased belonged to the Ahle Hadith sect was also the committee member of the Ayesha Masjid situated near to his home.  A worker of MQM was gunned down in Jahangirabad area within the remits of Rizvi police station.

Police said that the victim namely Intisar Alvi, 40, was sitting at a tea stall along with his friends when some unidentified assailants ridding a motorbike came close to him and shot him thrice. He sustained multiple bullet injuries and died on the way to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Police said that the victim was the former union council Nazim of Gulbahar area and was currently associated with the MQM. Police suspected the motive behind the killing was current wave of target killing.

Another man, namely Iqbal Saeed, 30, was shot dead in Old City area within the limits of Napier police station. Police said two armed men riding a motorcycle shot and killed him over unknown reasons. His body was taken to Civil Hospital, Karachi for autopsy.  A man was gunned down near Super Highway within the limits of Gulshan-e-Maymar police station.

Police said that the victim identified as Ali Gul, 50, used to run a pan shop and was sitting at his shop when two armed men riding a motorcycle shot and killed him. He died on the spot. His body was taken to ASH for autopsy. Police suspected that the incident might have been occurred over land dispute while further investigation was underway.

Another man was shot dead in Ayub Goth within the jurisdiction of Sohrab Goth police station.

Police said that deceased was identified as Khursheed Ahmed, 40, a resident of Noor Khan Goth. Police said that the incident occurred when he was on way to home. Two armed motorcyclists targeted him. Police said that deceased had no affiliation with any party and it seems that he killed over personal enmity while further investigation was underway.

Police have found the body of a young man from bushes in Malir Cantt police precincts. Police said that initial investigation suggested that unidentified culprits shot him dead after kidnapping and later dumped his body at an abandoned place. The body was shifted to Edhi morgue, Sohrab Goth for identification after medicolegal formalities at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

A woman was killed in a firing incident in Saddar area. She was identified as Munira Banu, 50, wife of Shabbir. Police said that at least three armed men entered a jewelry shop to rob the shop but escaped when the owner of shop pushed security alarm. The woman was shot once in her leg when culprits trying to flee and opened indiscriminate firing.

She was taken to hospital but died due to bleeding. Police said that the woman belonged to Bohra community. Police had registered a case on behalf of the state as the victim’s family refused to continue legal formalities.

Police Focal person appointed: Inspector  General of Police Sindh Farooq Ahmed Leghari has appointed SSP Anti Car Lifting Cell Imran Shaukat as the  ocal person for the department says a police press release issued here on Saturday.

The IGP who was chairing a police officials meeting at the Police Headquarters this morning and directed to prepare a list of all trained police officials of anti-terrorism squad so that their assistance could be sought as and when required in maintaining law and order in the city.

He also directed to lay special emphasis during police training courses on rights and treatment of women, children and other human rights.