Religious scholar among five killed in Karachi violence


KARACHI: Five people, including caretaker of Jamia Al-Mustafa seminary, were killed and five others injured in different violence incidents in the city on Saturday. Maulana Liaquat, 40, son of Saeed Muhammad, the guardian of Jamia Al-Mustafa, was killed in an armed attack near Safoora Chowrangi. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities.

Police rushed to the crime scene and began their investigations. In another incident of firing, Manzar Abbas, 45, son of Zameer Hussain, was shot dead and Tanveer, 27, son of Abdul Shakoor was injured by unknown armed men at Water Pump area. The body and the injured were shifted to ASH.

The body of a 30-years-old unknown person was found from ARD Colony near Landhi Hospital Chowrangi. It was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for a postmortem examination.

A man was shot dead by unknown armed men in Lyari near Bagdadi police station. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for medico-legal formalities. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained.

Separately, a man was found dead under Raxer Flyover. The body was shifted to JMPC for an autopsy. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained.

Muhammad Ali, 28, son of Muhammad Akram, was shot and injured by unknown robbers on resistance in Baldia Town No-9. The injured was rushed to ASH for treatment.

Two men, Rashid, son of Rais Ahmed, and Arshad were shot and injured by armed men at Liaquatabad Underpass. They were shifted to ASH for treatment.

Another man was injured by unidentified armed men in Malir, Memon Goth. The injured was shifted to JPMC for treatment.

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