Karachi – A Senior Lawmaker who was a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was shot dead in Karachi’s Korangi No 1 1/2 area on Wednesday.
Report has it that two motorcycle-riding gunmen attacked the lawyer’s vehicle in Korangi as he set out for work. The unknown gunmen shot the lawyer three times and managed to escape from the seen after the attack.
A MQM spokesperson told Dawn that the senior lawyer was a party worker and added that the killing was the fourth incident of its kind during the past week.
The victim was said to be a member of the MQM’s legal aid committee and was representing several party workers in cases related to enforced disappearances and arrests during the ongoing operation in Karachi.
Police and emergency teams reached the spot and security personnel surrendered the area as a probe into the incident went underway. Fear and panic gripped the area after the attack, the details of which are not yet clearly known.