Principal shot in Karachi, critically injured

Published: September 13, 2014
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Police say principal of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Law College was on his way to university when he was shot thrice. STOCK PHOTO

Police say principal of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Law College was on his way to university when he was shot thrice. STOCK PHOTO

KARACHI: Principal of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Law College, Riaz Baloch, was shot three times in Landhi Manzil Pump area of Karachi on Saturday, leaving him critically injured, Express News reported.

On his way to the university, unidentified men shot the principal in an alleged attempted target killing and robbery, police said.

He was admitted to Jinnah Hospital, where doctors said that his condition was critical.

Out of the three gun shots, he was shot in the stomach twice and in his chest once, police claimed.

Upon immediate inspection, police have said that there are no visible bullet holes on the car itself, leading them to assume that the armed men were present inside the car at the time of shooting.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah took notice of the attack. While condemning the attack, he directed IG Sindh to arrest the culprits.

On the other hand, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that attacks and killings of political workers by non-state actors in the backdrop of party’s efforts to save democracy reek of a deep rooted democracy.

Reader Comments (1)

  • Dilip
    Sep 13, 2014 - 11:07PM

    Sad to see intellectual people being killed in Pakistan. All TV channels must start condemning such tragedies vehemently. Let alone an intellectual person, ANY person being killed has a consequence for Pakistan. All lives are important. They all contribute to the countries taxes in some way or the other. All unnatural deaths are a burden to the country. The costs of which runs into billions of rupees of wasted money. It is time that each killing is condemned and the perpetrators found and jailed.

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