KARACHI - A local leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was gunned down in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area within the jurisdictions of Aziz Bhatti police station here on Monday.

The victim identified as 48-year-old Ahsan Danish was working at a local bank branch at University Road.

He was going home at National Cement Society in Dalmia area from his workplace. Police officials said two armed men riding a motorcycle targeted him when he slowed down his car to take a turn near Aziz Bhatti Park.

The police have found three empty shells of the pistols from the crime scene which will be sent to the forensic division of the Sindh police. He was the president of PPP’s PS-118, however, the officer confirmed that it was a target killing incident. The motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained. He was shot multiple times. The body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy.