Sindh minister Javed Nagori escapes assassination attempt in Lyari

Nagori's brother, Akbar, succumbed to his injuries

Faraz Khan May 01, 2015
Picture of Javed Nagori's car. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) and Sindh Minister for Kutchi Abadis Javed Nagori escaped assassination attempt in Karachi's Lyari neighborhood late on Friday night.

Nagori was travelling through his native Lyari when his convoy came under a grenade and gun attack by unidentified assailants.

Nagori's brother, Akbar Nagori, who had been injured in the attack, succumbed. Two police officers who were assigned to the minister's security detail along with four others were injured in the attack.

The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital for medical treatment.

Police officials said that the minister, who belongs to the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), successfully escaped the attack in which multiple shots had been fired at his car. They added that while initially unhurt, he suffered injuries when his car suffered an accident following the attack.

Officials said they were investigating which group could be behind the attack.

After the attack, heavy contingents of law enforcers reached the spot and cordoned off the area.


the Skunk | 6 years ago | Reply Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon. Ameen. Our methods are archaic (out of time) and rely mostly on the old methods of the British Raj. This is the 21st century and we are still existing in terrorism and exulting in riches acquired through corruption. We talk big but do little or nothing. Compare our methods with the other police forces of the world and we will be at a loss for words to explain our FAILURE. Where is the NACTA force and the Police Order 2002? Where is our Islamic Republic? Restricted to sermons in the Masjid? Salams
Salman - SK | 6 years ago | Reply "Officials said they were investigating which group could be behind the attack." After close to 40 years of terrorism and lawlessness in Karachi, if the officials have to investigate to determine "which group could be behind the attack," is it not a sad commentary on what these "officials" have brought Karachi's law and order situation to? Any professional law enforcement agency worth their salt will have a complete roster of suspects and informers who would lead them to the culprits. That is only possible if there is proper law enforcement in place, which is not the case.
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