Navy officer shot dead in Karachi

Officer shot in the head with a 9mm gun.

Web Desk May 12, 2014
Officer shot in the head with a 9mm gun.

KARACHI: A Navy officer was shot dead in Karachi on Monday, Express News reported.

Unidentified armed men riding a motorbike targeted Ghulam Akbar on Shahrah-e-Faisal and left him critically injured. Akbar was being taken to a hospital for medical assistance when he died on the way.

According to Akbar’s wife, who was with him at the time of the incident, he was shot in the head.

Initial investigation revealed that a 9mm gun was used in the attack.

The motive of the attack and other details are not known as yet.

Earlier in April, the driver of a Navy officer was shot dead in the city. The driver suffered five to six bullet wounds, making police officials suspect the incident was a targeted attack. It was not clear, however, if the driver was the intended target of the attack or the Navy officer.


PK | 7 years ago | Reply

Completely agree with Kanwal. There is an anti-shia element that's brewing within Pakistan Navy. Ask any navy officer and he'll tell you the same.Ironically, this does not exist in the Pakistan Army or Airforce yet. The Army and Airforce currently teaches it's soldiers/ pilots that unity within the force is above shia-sunni sects or being urdu-speaking, punjabi, sindhi, pathaan or balochi. The way things are going, this will eventually change and that is when the Pakistan bubble will burst!

Lubna Latif | 7 years ago | Reply

The national song of Pakistan should be ..killing me softly... these random acts of killing continue in a manner that has left the public desensitized about the loss of a human life. Is it not time to ban motorcycles - where attacks on lawyers - doctors - nationalistic institution are constant. Pakistan is miniscule for a country that has many cities that is a bogus claim to make a country with more cities does NOT justify the horrendous killing that occur daily in all cities and outskirts. The rich have their security guards and high fences and the poor are exposed to all the dangerous action because its fellow citizens will & won't do any thing to protect them!

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