Doctor, driver gunned down in Karachi

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KARACHI: Dr Manzoor Memon, the medico-legal officer (MLO) at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), and his driver were gunned down Tuesday evening in Delhi Colony area of Karachi.

According to police, Memon, 45, was traveling with his driver Ashiq, 40, in the Delhi Colony area when unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on his vehicle. Both men died on spot.

The bodies were taken to the JPMC.

Joint-Director and In-charge JPMC Emergency Department, Dr Seemi Jamali said Memon was going home after duty when the incident took place.

Jamali said Memon received bullets in his upper torso. Both Memon and his driver succumbed to their wounds before they could be shifted to the hospital.

Taking notice of the incident, Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad has sought a detailed report from the Inspector-General of Sindh Police.

Demanding better protection for doctors, medical staff at the Jinnah Hospital stopped performing their duties in protest of the killing of their colleague.

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