Karachi: A lawyer from Pakistan's minority Shia sect, who was a counsel for several activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, was on Wednesday shot dead by unidentified gunmen here with police suspecting it to be a case of sectarian violence.
Advocate Ali Hasnain Bukhari was on way to his office this morning when two motorcycle-riding gunmen shot him dead in Korangi area.
The gunmen shot the lawyer three times and escaped from the site after the attack.
The victim was a member of the MQM's legal aid committee and was representing several party workers in cases related to enforced disappearances and arrests.
MQM condemned the murder and demanded immediate arrest of those responsible for the attack.
Police said the killing could be linked to the sectarian violence which has rocked the city of over 18 million people.