KARACHI: Educationist Syed Azfar Rizvi was shot dead near Café Student in Karimabad by unknown armed assailants on Friday evening.
Rizivi was in his car in his car along with his when unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle shot at him. He received fatal injuries while his driver was critically injured. They were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where the driver succumbed to his injuries.
Rizvi was head of the Dhaka Group of Educational Institutions and served as an honorary secretary of Anjuman-e-Taraqqi-e-Urdu Pakistan.
District Central SSP Amir Farooqui told The Express Tribune that Rizvi along with the driver Abdul Ghaffar, were returning home from the Karimabad branch of the Dhaka Coaching Centre’s chain when two assailants on a motorcycle ambushed his car near Cafe Student.
Earlier on Friday, he had sent an article to the media in which he supported the MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s recent party reorganisation. He had also urged for education to be given importance as a way forward.
Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah condemned the attack and has ordered an inquiry into the matter.