Lawyer, his driver killed in Karachi firing


KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a vehicle on Saturday killing a lawyer and his driver in Karachi’s Orangi Town area. Police said the armed men had come to attack the vehicle carrying Advocate Chaudhry Idrees, on motorbikes. His driver Nauman Shah, who is said to be an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was also killed in the attack. Following the advocate’s killing, lawyers announced a boycott of the city courts.

Meanwhile, Saif Yar Khan, a member of MQM’s Coordination Committee, claimed that Shah was an activist of the MQM.

Also today, police in Orangi Town raided various area of the neighbourhood and detained 15 suspects, six of them most wanted.

Police said two of the suspects were involved in an attack on a police van in Baldia’s Ittehad Town area.