ST man shot dead in New Karachi
[Dawn] An activist of the Sunni Tehrik
...formed in Karachi in 1992 under by Muhammad Saleem Qadri. It quickly fell to trading fisticuffs and liquidations with the MQM and the Sipah-e-Sahaba, with at least a half dozen of its major leaders rubbed out. Sunni Tehreek arose to become the primary opposition to the Deobandi Binori Mosque, headed by Nizamuddin Shamzai, who was eventually bumped off by person or persons unknown. ST's current leadership has heavily criticized the Deobandi Jihadi leaders, accusing them of being sponsored by Indian Intelligence agencies as well as involvement in terrorist activities...
was rubbed out in New Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Monday, police said.
The killing caused fear and tension in the area and later an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
was shot at and maimed in the same locality in what police described as an incident apparently related to the ST man's killing.
They said that assailants riding a cycle of violence fired shots at Usman Qadri, 26, who was sitting with a friend outside an ST office in New Bloody Karachi's Sector 5-J within the remit of the Bilal Colony cop shoppe.
The victim suffered five bullet wounds and was struck down in his prime. The gunnies managed to escape.
Area DSP Mohammad Akhtar said that the victim was an ST activist. He used to sit at the party's office, which had been closed for the past two months. Therefore, he spent his time at a shop located between his house and the party's office, he added.
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