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Security Official Among 6 Booked For Killing Of JI Worker In Karachi

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Karachi police registered a murder case against six suspects, including a member of security agencies for allegedly killing a party worker of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) on Tuesday.

According to a news report published in DAWN, a gun attack on JI’s town office in the provincial capital early on Tuesday morning resulted in the murder of 35-year-old JI worker Javed Ahmed, while three others — the elder brother of the deceased, 22-year-old Azeem and 18-year-old Adnan — sustained bullet wounds.

The police officials said that the JI worker’s killing could be the result of a clash between the two sides that took place on Monday evening, when JI workers and activists of another group were busy distributing ration among people separately in the same area. The activity took an ugly turn when a mob-like situation emerged and the two sides blamed each other for the mismanagement.

Subsequently, on Tuesday morning, some armed men came outside the JI office to open fire at a group of workers standing outside the office. The officer revealed that one of the six people booked is LEA personnel. The three named suspects have not been arrested so far.

Additional Police Surgeon Dr Saleem Shaikh of the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital said that Javed Ahmed, the deceased suffered two bullet wounds in his chest. He added that the three injured men were out of danger as they received bullet injuries in their hands and legs.

JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rahman while condemning the incident said, “It is so unfortunate that those volunteers who are working to help out people in these times of crisis are being targeted for political reasons and hatred. We demand from the security authorities that the killers, and whoever is behind them, be arrested and penalized.”

The police officer said the suspects were stated to be supporters of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

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