Update: MP Officials have now been pronounced dead.
Moments ago, a Military Police (MP) official was killed and another was severely wounded as they were travelling near Tibet Centre on MA Jinnah Road. The MP Officials were fired upon as while inside their vehicle by unidentified gunmen after which they fled the scene. A senior Medico-Legal Officer (MLO), Dr. Nisar Shah of Civil Hospital stated that one of the MP Officials Rishad, was already dead when brought to the hospital and the other, Arshad, was critically injured. The incident is being termed as a target killing operation and the attack is the first to come after Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, announced intensifying of Karachi Operation a couple of days ago.
AIG Mushtaq Meher stated that the two MP Officials were fired upon by masked gunmen while they were positioned near their vehicle. 9mm pistol was used in the attack. He confirmed that one official was critically injured. Eyewitnesses reported that the two attackers were on their motorcycles and fled the scene immediately. It is unfortunate that the incident happened near the Preedy Police Station. Soon after the incident, security officials cordoned off the area while forensics carried on with their investigation. A suspect has already been taken into custody and the area of incident has been partially sealed. Chief Minister of Sindh, Mr. Qaim Ali Shah has ordered an immediate investigation.
Pakistan Army Military Police (MP) is the law-enforcement branch of the army. They are responsible for maintaining law and order within the army and areas where army has increased activity. All branches of the army, air force and navy included, have their own branch of police. MA Jinnah road is one of the major roads in the metropolis and is heavily congested throughout major portion of the day. This particular incident points to some major security loopholes in Karachi that the army must take into consideration before intensifying crackdown on target killers, and alleged militants and terrorists.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.