Former JI UC nazim’s son shot dead in ‘targeted attack’ in Karachi

SHO says victim was on his way to office when assailants chased and shot him


Our Correspondent June 17, 2021
Police have registered a case against the unidentified attackers and started investigating the case. PHOTO: Express/File

KARACHI:

Son of a former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Union Council nazim was gunned down by unidentified men at Jamia Millia Road in Malir, Karachi on Tuesday.

Two men riding a motorcycle reportedly opened fire at Raza Zulfiqar's car and fled, leaving him severely injured.

The 32-year-old was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after.

The incident took place around noon as per the CCTV footage acquired by the police.

According to Al-Falah SHO Rashidur Rehman, the victim was en route his office when the assailants chased him and shot him.

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The men opened fire as soon as he turned his car right near the Malik Badar Steel and Cement at the Jamia Millia Road.

The SHO added that the assailants fired around three to five bullets. However, Raza sustained only two bullets, which caused his death. Empty bullet casings have been collected from the crime scene by the police for forensic analysis.

According to the police, Raza had a construction business in Azeempura and was the son of a former JI UC Nazim.

Declaring Raza’s murder an act of targeted killing, the police launched a probe into the matter in the light of available evidence.

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