Imambargah caretaker among six shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: Six people, including caretaker of an Imambargah, were killed in different firing incidents in the city on Monday.

Two men, Shaukat Sherazi, 45, and Qaiser Hussain, 50, were killed when unknown armed motorcyclists opened fire on them at Mithadar near Sherazia Imambargah in Old City area.

The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for medico-legal formalities.

SP City Sheraz Nazir said that Shaukat Sherazi, a caretaker of an Imambargah, and Qaisar, who was Sherazi’s guest were sitting in an office at Mithadar near Sherazia Imambargah when unknown armed bike riders shot them dead, SP said.

According to source, Shaukat Sherazi was also a member of Jaffaria Alliance Pakistan south wing.

Situation in Mithadar, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Malir and Abul Hassan Isphahani Road turned tense after the incident. The shops were closed in these areas.

Separately, a man, Farhan Afzal, 40, son of Afzal Ahmed, was gunned down by unknown armed men at Mianwali Colony within the limits of Manghopir police station. The victim was owner of a marble factory. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for a postmortem examination.

Another person, Mohsin Agha, 50, was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Dak-khana bus stop in Liaquatabad No 2. The victim was brought to ASH for an autopsy.

Sadaqat Begam, wife of Zainul Hassan, was gunned down by unidentified armed men in Keamari late Sunday night. The body was shifted to CHK for a postmortem examination.

A teenager boy was killed by unidentified armed men in North Karachi 5-C-4 near Baradari. The body was brought to ASH for medico-legal formalities. The identity of the victim could not ascertained yet.

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