Shia principal killed in south Pakistan
Pakistani policemen stand guard on a street in Karachi late March 30, 2012.
The Shia principal of a government educational institute has been killed in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, according to police officials.
Imran Zaidi, the vice principal of Jinnah Polytechnic College, was shot dead in the Nazimabad area on Tuesday.
Police said he was attacked while he was driving home in his car from work in the evening. Two assailants riding a motorbike fired multiple shots at his car.
Witnesses said the victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital when he died.
The Jafaria Alliance and the Majlis-e-Whadat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) strongly condemned the murder of Zaidi.
Over the past few days, dozens of innocent Shia Muslims from the Hazara community, including women and children, have been killed.
On Tuesday, Pakistani women and children took to the streets in the southwest of the country to protest the growing number of Shia Muslims killed by terrorist groups.
Terrorist militant groups have been engaged in a violent campaign against Shias over the past few years in Pakistan.
According to local sources, thousands of Shia Muslims have been killed in the Kurram region since 2007.