A member of the Ahmedi community was shot dead while his son and another companion were injured in a targeted attack in Soldier Bazaar on Tuesday evening.
The victims were identified as Hamid Sami, 45, his son, Osama, 18, and a companion, Salman Zaman, 48. They were shot multiple times by unidentified men who escaped from the scene.
The police said Sami and Zaman were returning home. “A protest against load-shedding was being staged on MA Jinnah Road so they chose to take an alternative route,” DSP Zameer Abbasi told The Express Tribune. “Armed men on motorcycles, who had apparently been following the victims’ car, took advantage of the narrow streets and opened fire.” Police officials believe that the incident was a continuation of the targeted killings of Ahmedis. DSP Abbasi added Zaman was not an Ahmedi.
Separately, a Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi worker, Noman Iqbal, 33, was killed by unknown men in a targeted attack in Shah Faisal Colony.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2013.