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Bilawal House security guard, another PPP worker killed

Bilawal House security guard, another PPP worker killed

KARACHI: Two Pakistan Peoples Party workers, including a Bilawal House security guard, were shot dead in Malir on Friday evening in a suspected targeted attack, said police and party sources.

Anwar Bhutto, 30, and Mohammed Sharif Lashari, 45, were sitting with over half a dozen men outside an old office of Nadra near Bakra Piri when they were attacked, said Malir City SHO Faisal Khan.

They were rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where doctors declared them dead on arrival, said Dr Seemin Jamali, head of the JPMC emergency department.

Karachi PPP spokesperson Latif Mughal told Dawn that it was a targeted killing. He said Sharif Lashari was the information secretary of PPP’s Malir City Area-127 while Anwar Bhutto was an active worker. SHO Khan said Anwar Bhutto was a member of Bilawal House’s security team, while Lashari remained a member of ‘Janisaran-i-Benazir’ (a security squad established for the slain PPP chairperson when she had returned to Pakistan).

The officer also said that Lashari was also arrested in the past in some criminal cases.

Published in Dawn, May 30th, 2015

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