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MQM activist, two officials among nine killed in city
[Dawn] A surge in number of killings in the city was witnessed on Wednesday when nearly a dozen people, including a policeman, a customs official and a 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...
activist, were rubbed out in different areas, while an assistant director of the 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...
Development Authority was maimed along with his driver in a gun attack.

On Tuesday, six people were bumped off in the city.

While the targeted attack on the customs official and his nephew in Landhi appeared sectarian, a police brass hat described the incident as the result of some personal enmity.

Syed Bahawal Shah, 45, and his 22-year-old nephew, Baqar Shah, were going in a car (AEE-199) when they came under attack near Labour Square in Quaidabad, said an official on Wednesday morning, police said.

Both the victims were rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where they were pronounced dead on arrival, the police added.

The officials said a 9mm pistol was used in the drive-by shooting.

According to the police, Bahawal was a sub-inspector in anti-smuggling unit of customs and his nephew was an employee of Pakistain Steel Mills.

The victims hailed from Chakwal, Punjab, the police said.

"They had enmity back home in Chakwal," said DIG (east) Shahid Hayat. "Their family is going to nominate someone in the case," he added.

Sindh Majlis Wahdat-e-Moslemeen Secretary General Allama Mukhtar Imami condemned 'the assassination of five Shias in Bloody Karachi during 72 hours'.

Policeman killed
A policeman was bumped off in Baldia Town, officials said.

They added that sub-inspector Mukhtar Jamal was passing through Sector 9-D when armed motorcyclists fired at him and sped away. He was struck down in his prime.

The police Sherlocks found spent bullet casings of 9mm pistol at the crime-scene.

He had been serving at the Saeedabad cop shoppe for the past 13 years, the police said.

Father of four, the victim belonged to Gujrat, Punjab.

MQM activist bumped off
A Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist was rubbed out in Kharadar, police said.

They added that Abid, 35, aka Nanha was targeted in Paper Market. He was rushed to the nearby Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi, where he died during treatment a few hours later.

Trader rubbed out
Later, a generator shop owner was rubbed out in the Kharadar area, police said.

They added that Mohammad Asif, 27, was shot at and maimed inside his shop, Huba Electronics, by gunnies who arrived there on a cycle of violence.

The victim died while being shifted to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi, the police said.

Four killed in separate incidents
A member of the Bengali Action Committee students' wing, Mohammad Zubair, 32, aka Kabir Ahmed Bengali, was rubbed out in Korangi, police said.

A young man, Tasleem, was rubbed out in Rizvia on Wednesday night, police said.

Two men were killed within the remit of the Sohrab Goth cop shoppe on Wednesday night, officials said, adding that their identity was not immediately ascertained.

KDA officer, driver attacked
An assistant director of the Bloody Karachi Development Authority, Atta Abbas Zaidi, and his driver, Rauf Siddiqui, were maimed in a gun attack on their car in Liaquatabad on Wednesday evening, police said.
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