Preedy police station chief killed in targeted attack

Unidentified armed men opened fire on the car of SHO Preedy police station near Uncle Sarya hospital.

Faraz Khan August 12, 2014

KARACHI: The station house officer (SHO) of Preedy police station Inspector Ghazanfar Kazmi was shot dead in Karachi early on Wednesday in a targeted attack.

According to details, Inspector Kazmi was commuting between the police station and his home in his white Toyota Corolla when armed assailants fired at his car near Uncle Sarya Hospital in Garden within the limits of Nabi Buksh police station, said SSP Sheeraz Nazeer. He added that the deceased was shot multiple times and died on the spot.

Inspector Kazmi’s body was later shifted to Civil Hospital.

The Preedy SHO was a senior officer of the Sindh police. In addition to serving as the head of a number of police stations in Karachi, he had also served in the Federal Investigation Agency and Anti Car Lifting Cell during his career.

Senior police officials including IGP Sindh and Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo also reached the hospital following his killing. They also visited the crime scene and inquired about the incident.

Police officials said that Kazmi was the senior officer of the police and he had also played a vital role in Karachi operation in 1990s. Kazmi was also playing a vital role in the ongoing Karachi operation.

Since a concerted operation against criminals began in Karachi on September 5, 2013, 105 police officials have been killed, including SSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan and Inspector Shafiq Tanoli in targeted attacks.