A senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was martyred in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, District East of Karachi on Monday. He was a Shia Muslim. His namaz-e-janaza is being held at Imam Bargah Martyrs of Karbala today (Tuesday).
DSP Nasir Lodhi said 48-year-old Ahsan Ali Danish, PS-118 provincial president for the PPP who worked at a private bank, was returning home from the office when two men on a motorcycle opened fire on him near the Aziz Bhatti Park.
Deobandi takfiri terrorists of outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ) and like-minded takfiri outfits continue to assassinate Shia Muslims irrespective of their political affiliations in Karachi.
Ahsan Danish was rushed to a nearby private hospital, where doctors pronounced his death. He was a resident of Block 10 in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and worked as an employee of a private commercial bank.
A large number of PPP activists and leaders, including the party’s Karachi President Abdul Qadir Patel, arrived at the Jinnah Hospital, where the body was taken. They condemned the murder and demanded that the law enforcement agencies immediately arrest the culprits.
Shia leaders and parties condemned the targeted murder of Shia official of the PPP. They said that PPP’s leadership and its Sindh Government was also responsible for Ahsan Danish’s murder because they took no action to eliminate the takfiri terrorists.