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July 18, 2017

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PSP man shot dead, another wounded in Orangi Town attack

PSP man shot dead, another wounded in Orangi Town attack

A man affiliated with the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) was gunned down and another wounded in Sector-VII of Orangi Town on Monday.

Acting SHO Bashir Ahmed said a PSP member was sitting outside his house with a co-worker near the Sindh Government Qatar Hospital when two men on a motorbike approached them, adding that one of the riders opened fire on the activists and then they sped away.

Ahmed said a police party arrived on the scene and took both the injured to a nearby health facility, where doctors pronounced one of them dead on arrival.

He added that 32-year-old Nadeem, alias Maulana, had succumbed to his wounds, while the other victim was identified as 30-year-old Rashid, alias Lal Khan.

SP Abid Ali Baloch said both the victims were affiliated with the PSP, adding that Rashid had arrived at Nadeem’s residence as per their routine.

He said Rashid was admitted to the Ziauddin Hospital, where he was put on a ventilator after undergoing surgery. He added that according to the locals, the attackers were helmeted and that the police had collected the empty shells and three coils of a 9mm pistol from the crime scene.

In October last year, a Pak Sarzameen Party supporter was gunned down in Orangi Town . With a ban on pillion riding in place, the killers, according to witnesses, were wearing burqas when they carried out the attack. Kashif Sagheer, 28, was shot dead in Sector-12C of Orangi Town.

Pakistan Bazaar SHO Imtiaz Mir said Sagheer, who worked at a private firm, was sitting outside his house when four men riding two motorcycles, two of them wearing burkas, opened fire on him.

He was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. He had suffered multiple bullet wounds to his chest. The attackers had used 9mm pistols and eight spent bullet shells were found at the crime scene which were sent to the police’s forensic division. Police investigators said Sagheer’s elder brother was a PSP activist and the victim was a party supporter.

 

Governor notice

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair took notice of the gun attack on workers of the Pak Sarzameen Party in the city’s Orangi Town area and called for the perpetrators’ immediate arrests. In a statement issued in the aftermath of Monday’s attack, the Sindh governor said terrorists would not be forgiven at any cost and called for exemplary punishments for the attackers.

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