Man killed in 'sectarian' attack
[Dawn] After over a weeklong lull in assassinations in the city, a young man was bumped off in a sectarian attack in the Gulbahar area late Monday night, police said.

They added that gunnies riding a cycle of violence fired shots at 30-year-old Ali Haider in Gulbahar No 2 within the remit of the Rizvia cop shoppe and fled. The victim suffered fatal bullet wounds, causing his death on the spot, the police said. They said the victim had arrived in Gulbahar to see someone when he was targeted.

The motive for the killing seemed to be sectarian though the victim was also a sympathiser 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...
, said DIG (west) Javed Odho. The police shifted the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The victim's funeral prayers were offered at Imambargah Aalay Muhammad in North 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...
before his burial in the Wadius Salaam graveyard in Surjani Town.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-29