KARACHI: A former security officer of Pakistan Peoples Party MNA and sister of Party Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, was gunned down in an act of targeted killing on Wednesday.
The incident occurred in District Central at Haji Mureed Goth within the limits of Gulbahar police station. Abdur Razzak Shaikh was shot multiple times and was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. His body was handed over to his family for burial. He was shot at least twice with a close range.
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An extra contingent of law enforcers, including police and Rangers, reached the site and collected evidence. The police also found empty shells of 9mm pistol from the crime scene, which will be sent to the forensic division for ballistics cross match.
DSP Zafar Khan said that the incident occurred when the victim was sitting outside his residence when at least two armed men riding a motorcycle shot him.
Razzak was also a close aide of Zardari's chief protocol officer Bilal Shaikh who had been killed a few years ago in a suicide attack in Karachi.
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Bilal’s brother, Khan Shaikh, said that the deceased had served as Talpur’s security officer and had previously served as a security officer at Zardari House. He had been a founding member of Jannisar-e -Benazir.
Police said that the motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained. No case has been registered and further investigation is under way.
Police officials said that Razzak was involved in a dispute with someone over land and it is suspected that he was killed over the dispute.
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Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal also took the notice of the killing and asked the police officials concerned to inquire about the incident and arrest the culprits.
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