Shia leader shot dead in Pakistan's Karachi

After the recent attack at a Shia mosque in Peshawar that claimed the lives of more than 60 people, a Shia leader was shot dead on Saturday night in target killing in Ancholi area of Pakistan's Karachi, local media reported. 

Syed Salman Haider Rizvi, general secretary of the Pasban-e-Aza and former president of the Masjid Khair-ul-Amal, was shot dead in target killing in the Ancholi area, The News International reported.

The incident took place outside Rizvi's residence near the Masjid Khair-ul-Amal in Ancholi Society within the jurisdiction of the Samanabad police station. Rizvi, 43, was the son of the late SM Haider, prominent Shia leader and founder of the Pasban-e-Aza, the Pakistani newspaper reported.