Karachi : In a fresh wave of targeted killings in Karachi, two men belonging with ruling Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were gunned down in separate incidents on Wednesday, bringing the number of killings of MQM activists to five in last 24 hours.
Police said Ex-Nazim of UC-5 belonging to MQM, Muhammad Khursheed, was shot dead in Saudabad, Malir area on Wednesday. The deceased was resident of Millat Garden and targeted near his home in the remits of Saudabad police station.
Police said two armed men riding a bike wearing helmets opened indiscriminate firing on Khursheed who was also riding a motorbike. Nine bullets hit him, four in head and five in chest, resulting in his instant death.
The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JMPC) for medico-legal formalities.
Earlier, another worker of MQM was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Orangi Town. Fifty-years-old victim, Hasnain Malik, son of Inaam Malik, was the resident of Bangla Bazaar area.
Police said he was seriously injured in a firing attack by armed miscreants when he was heading towards the City Courts regarding some personal matter.
He was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, but he could not survive, informed a duty officer Mushtaq Ahmed at Pakistan Bazaar police station.
Three MQM workers were also killed on Tuesday in different parts of city. They include a former UC-councilor, Anwar Alam alias Babu who was killed in PECSH Block 2 and two others, Azhar Ali, 33 and Kamran Ali, 22, whose bodies were found from Memon Goth Graveyard and Ganna Mandi areas, respectively.
When contacted, MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari, who is also Provincial Youth Affairs Minister, condemned the killings of MQM workers and said it was an attempt to provoke the masses of Karachi.
He said such killings could only be halted through strict action of law enforcement agencies.