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Pak legislator, son shot and killed in Karachi

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

A MQM legislator and his son were shot and killed by unidentified gunmen outside a mosque here today, police said.

Two gunmen, who were on a motorcycle, opened fire at Sajid Qureshi and his son when they emerged from a mosque in North Nazimabad area after Friday prayers.

Qureshi, a legislator of the Muttahida Quami Movement party, was killed instantly while his son succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital.

Business activities came to a standstill in the area after the killings and shops and offices were closed.

Qureshi was recently elected a member of the Assembly.

No group claimed responsibility for the killings.

First Published: Fri, June 21 2013. 16:05 IST