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December 1 – 7, 2014

December 3: ASWJ activist killed in Karachi

The dead body of a missing activist of the banned extremist group, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, was found in a morgue in the city. Tariq Muavia had been kidnapped from Lyari a few months ago, and his body bore torture marks and bullet wounds. Dawn

December 4: School principal gunned down in Gwadar

A private school principal Zahid Askani was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Oasis school in the port city of Gwadar.

Askani was the founder of the co-educational institution, which also served as an English language teaching centre. The attackers managed to flee from the scene after committing the crime. Express Tribune

December 5: Shia trader shot dead in Peshawar

Motorcycle-riding gunmen shot dead a Shia trader and left a passerby injured during an attack in the commercial area of Parda Bagh near Bacha Khan Chowk. The victim, identified by police as Siraj Hussain, was out shopping with his friends when he was attacked. Dawn

December 7: Seminary teacher killed in Peshawar

Unidentified attackers gunned down a seminary teacher in Latifabad, triggering protests by the students who blocked the Ring Road for several hours. Musarrat Hussain was a seminary teacher at the Madrasaah Taleemul Quran. The News

December 7: ASWJ activist killed in Karachi attack

An activist of the banned extremist group, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), was shot dead while another was critically wounded in a target-killing attack in Karachi. The ASWJ activists were returning from a party convention held at Nagan Chowrangi when they were attacked. Dawn