KARACHI- Four more people including an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and a former activist of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi were gunned down in the City on Tuesday.

An MQM worker was gunned down in an act of target killing in Soldier Bazaar. The incident took place when the victim identified as Javed Saleem was sitting at his milksop. Two armed men riding a motorcycle came close to his shop and escaped after opening indiscriminate firing. As a result, he suffered injuries. The injured was taken to Civil Hospital, Karachi where he succumbed to his injuries. Following the incident, a large number people gathered on the spot and managed to arrest one of the culprits after chase.

The heavy contingent of the law enforcers reached the site and managed to rescue the culprit from the possession of the crowd and shifted the culprit along with the pistol to the police station.  The crowd also reached there and surrounded the police station.

The crowd also demanded police to hand the culprit over to the masses. Police officials said that the deceased killed in an act of target killing was the MQM activist and the arrested target killer identified as Amir Pervez alias Ali Hussain of the Baba Ladla group of Lyari gangsters.

A former activist of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi was gunned down while his brother and a nephew were injured in order to safe him in Orangi Town.

The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Naseer, son of Hanif while his brother as Imran, 26 and a nephew as Raheel, 18. Police officials said that unidentified culprits came to the victim’s house situated at Orangi Town No 4 and called him out of the home by knocking the door, adding that they first shot and killed him and later sprayed his brother and a nephew when they came outside to rescue the deceased.

They said that the deceased was the former worker of the MQM-H but presently; he had no affiliation with any party. The deceased and injured were taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

A security guard was gunned down near his home in Khadim Solangi Goth within the limits of Sohrab Goth police station. The deceased was identified as Zahid, 35 son of Khadim Hussain. DSP Iftikhar Lodhi said that the deceased had played his role to arrest the thief who after releasing from the jail killed the victim in revenge while further investigation was underway.

A young man identified as Saleem, 25, was shot dead in Behns Colony within the remits of Sukkan police station. Police officials said that the victim was going somewhere when unidentified persons shot once in his head and escaped. The victim’s body was moved to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for autopsy while police officials said that the political affiliation of the victim has yet to be ascertained.

An administrator of the district municipal corporation (DMC) for the West Zone, Qamaruddin Sheikh escaped in a targeted attack on university road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Police officials said that Sheikh remained safe in the attack while further investigation was underway.