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    Friday, 23 March 2018

    MQM-P councilor shot dead in Karachi target killing,Four drug pedlars held

    A leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) was shot dead in an apparent act of target killing in Orangi Town on Friday night.


    Anis Siddiqui, 35, was killed when two men barged inside his house in Toori Bangash colony and opened indiscriminate fire. He succumbed to his injuries instantly after being shot multiple times.
    The assailants managed to escape from the house located in the jurisdiction of Iqbal Market police station. The personnel of law enforcement agencies reached the site of the incident and started investigation.
    Later, the body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Siddiqui served as Union Committee councilor of the party.
    According to Orangi division superintendent police Abid Baloch, it was apparently an act of target killing. However, facts can only be ascertained after a thorough investigation.
    In February, a worker of MQM-Pakistan was found dead in the Orangi Town neighbourhood in mysterious circumstances.
    Police claimed on Friday to have arrested two drug peddlers allegedly belonging to Lyari’s notorious Baba Ladla group.


    Those arrested were identified as Faizan and Nasir alias codo, while two hand grenades, one 30-bore pistol and a loaded magazine were recovered from their possession.
    Subsequently, First Information Report (FIR) containing the clauses of arms and explosives act was registered at the Pak Colony police station against the accused.
    Further, it was revealed during the initial course of investigation that the accused had been declared absconders in other cases registered at Manghopir police station.
    Separately, two other drug peddlers, identified as Abdul Hameed and Abdul Waheed, were held and 500 grammes of chars was recovered from their possession.
    On March 13, a Rangers personnel was martyred and four others were injured when terrorists attacked them with hand grenades and automatic weapons in Ali Muhammad society in Zikri Para, Lyari.

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