Seven downed as killings go rampant in city

KARACHI: Seven people including a lawyer and school principal were killed and four others injured in separate incidents of firing here on Saturday.

Two men, Mohammed Idrees, a lawyer, 35, son of Mohammed Ali, and his driver, Noman Shah, 28, residents of Orangi Town, were shot dead near Islam Chowk in Orangi Town No 11 ½. The bodies were shifted to Sindh Government Qatar Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) coordination committee member Saifyar Khan said that deceased Noman Shah was a party worker and Hammad Idrees Advocate was its sympathizer.

Principal of Metroville Rabia Public School, Pervez, 60, was killed and his son, Abdul Rehman, 25, was injured when unidentified gunman opened fire on them near Metroville graveyard in SITE area. The assailant, aged 30, was severely injured when police encountered him as he was fleeing. Later on the assailant succumbed to his injuries. The bodies and injured were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH).

Noushad was shot killed and another shot and injured by unidentified armed men near Ali Medico in Kati Pahari area. The body and the injured were brought to ASH for medico-legal formalities and treatment respectively. According to details the victim Noushad was a political party worker.

A man, Rizwan, 35, son of Abdul Salam, was shot dead near Irfan Model School at Anda Morr roundabout in North Karachi. The body was shifted to ASH for an autopsy.

Separately, an unknown man, aged 40, was killed and another, Shakil, 45, son of Ismail, was injured in a firing incident near Metro Cinema in Orangi Town. The body and injured were shifted to ASH.

A man, Abdul Qayyum, 35, son of Jalal, resident of Bhense Colony, Landhi, received 2 bullets on his legs when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him. The injured was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medical treatment.

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