CTD kills MQM-L man in Korangi ‘encounter’ – Newspaper
KARACHI: A Muttahida Qaumi movement activist in London was killed in an alleged encounter in Korangi on Saturday.
The Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) alleged suspect Azam aka Ganja was allegedly involved in targeted killings of four people, including an official from the Karachi Development Authority.
A CTD spokesman said that following a lead, the CTD and a secret service carried out a joint operation in Bagh-i-Korangi and killed the suspect after an exchange of fire. His only accomplice managed to escape. Police claimed they had taken a 9mm pistol from his custody.
“The killed suspect, Azam aka Ganja, was an active member of the Korangi Sector’s targeted killing team and a close advisor to the infamous killer Junaid aka Bulldog,” a CTD press release said.
The CTD spokesman said Azam and his accomplice killed a person in Korangi on the orders of a responsible unit. Together with his other accomplices, he shot and killed KDA officer Abdul Jabbar Mangi near Chiniot Hospital in 2013.
In the same year he was also involved in the murder of an MQM Haqiqi worker in Landhi-8. The suspect also killed another worker in the K area of Zaman city.
“The suspect Azam was wanted by the CTD as there were cases against him,” the press release said.
A court had also issued its “perpetual warrant”. The seized pistol was sent to the police forensic laboratory for examination.
Woman gunned down in the suburbs of the city
A 50-year-old woman was shot dead in Gulshan-i-Maymar on Saturday. The police suspected that it was a murder case in the name of so-called honor.
They said Guldasta was killed by armed pillion riders in Janjal Goth. The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical and legal formalities. The suspects managed to escape from the scene.
Area SHO Mansoor Ali said it was apparently a so-called “honor killing”.
He said the victim voluntarily married Sher Wali about eight years ago in her hometown at the former Bajaur Agency. It was her second marriage and she had five children from her first marriage. The couple later moved to Karachi.
The officer suspected that the victim’s family members were involved in the murder.
Unemployed man commits suicide
A 25-year-old unemployed man committed suicide in Jamshed Quarters on Saturday.
Police said Saim Javed committed suicide by hanging himself in his home in Baloch Para, Jahangir Road.
Area SHO Javed Brohi said he was unemployed and also became addicted.
He was alone in his room, and that morning his family members found his body hanging from the ceiling fan.
The body was taken to Dr. Ruth Pfau relocated to meet the medical and legal formalities.
Posted in Dawn on March 7, 2021