Two workers of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) who were shot dead on Thursday were laid to rest on Friday.
Police officials said that 55-year-old Syed Shafqat was shot dead in Sector 11.5 Orangi Town in the limits of the Iqbal Market police station. According to SHO Adeel Ahmed, two men riding a motorcycle opened fire and killed Shafqat. The police suspected that the incident might have occurred over a personal enmity or a monetary dispute. The police are, however, investigating the incident from different angles.
The empties found on the crime scene had been sent to the forensic division of the Sindh police. SHO Ahmed said Shafqat ran an oil shop and was also associated with the property business after his retirement from the police department three years ago.
The victim was laid to rest at a graveyard in Orangi Town. The police have registered an FIR on behalf of victim’s son, Khawar, against unidentified persons. Moreover, 27-year-old Abdur Rehman was shot dead near Khyber Chowk in the SITE area. Police officials said that he was returning home from his shop when some men riding a motorcycle shot and killed him.
The police have registered a case against unidentified persons on behalf of victim’s family. He was laid to rest at a graveyard in the SITE area. PTI MPA Khurram Sher Zaman, while addressing a press conference at the Insaf House on Saturday, strongly condemned the killing of the two party workers and said the history was being repeated as terrorism and targeted killings were on the rise in the city once again.
“Every common citizen in Karachi is insecure. Besides common citizens, the lives of government officials and party leaders are also at risk.” He said the Pakistan Peoples Party was silent as the crime rate was on the rise in the province. “The city’s situation has worsened after the killing of Ali Raza Abidi. We have reservations over the killing of Irshad Ali Ranjhani [Jeay Sindh Tehreek's Karachi president] and the incidents occurred in Larkana.” He also demanded of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to resign from his post.