KARACHI  - At least 10 people were gunned down in various violent incidents here on Wednesday.

A local leader of the Awami National Party was gunned down along with his companion in Cantt Bazaar area.

He was identified as Mashwar Bangash and his companion as Waheed Khan. The victim was the president of ANP’s Pehlwan Goth ward. Police said when his car reached near the Cantt Bazaar, at least four armed men on two motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire and managed to flee.

They died on the way to hospital. Their bodies were later handed over to the families after autopsy at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

Following the incident, ANP leaders and workers reached the hospital and shouted slogans against the incident and demanded the law enforcers to arrest the culprits behind the incident.

 ANP condemned the incident and pointed out that Rangers had seized his licensed pistol three months ago during a raid. He could have protected himself if his pistol was not seized by the rangers.

Separately, a police constable, Ghulam Abbas, 43, was gunned down by armed men in SITE area. He was posted to the SITE-B Section police station and left the police station for some work when two armed men riding a motorcycle shot him dead. He was shot at least six times and died on the spot.

A man was shot dead at Lines area. Police said Taj Muhammad was sitting at a shop at A-B Sinia Line where gunmen riding a motorbike shot him dead and escaped. The assailants managed to flee while the victim was rushed to JPMC where he succumbed to injuries.

One Shahid Bashir, 28, was killed and his mother Maryam Bibi was wounded when some unidentified persons entered their house in Machar Colony area.

 Police officials said the motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained.

A young man was found dead near Mewashah graveyard. The victim has yet to be identified. Police said the victim was shot dead before severe torture by the unidentified persons after kidnapping.

In Sohrab Goth, an elderly man identified as Anwar Hussain was stabbed to death.

DSP Khalid Khan said he had injuries on his neck and died shortly after the incident, however, the motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained.

Another man was killed in Machar Colony area. He was identified as Bari Dad, 52.

He was killed by his neighbour Naib Ghulam Khan. Both the accused and the victim had business dispute while the culprit managed to flee. Police handed over the body to family after autopsy.

A woman Saira, 35, was shot dead along with her paramour Jamal Naseer Shah inside her house in Block-D, North Nazimabad area. Police said the woman’s husband Azhar along with his brothers shot them for having illicit relations. SHO Tariq Mehmood said the suspect and his brothers later managed to escape.