Amjad Sabri Shot Dead in Karachi – News Updates
KARACHI: Renowned qawwal Amjad Sabri, 45, was shot dead in Karachi on Wednesday, two days after masked men kidnapped the son of a top provincial judge.
Officials said two gunmen shot at the windscreen of Sabri’s car as it drove off a bridge in the congested Liaquatabad area of the city, and a relative, Saleem Sabri, travelling with him was also injured.
“Two attackers riding a motorcycle intercepted his car and targeted Amjad Sabri, who was driving,” Sindh police chief Allah Dino Khawaja told Reuters.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Sabri, who was on his way to his way to a studio for Ramazan transmission, was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“Amjad Sabri expired on the way to the hospital,” police surgeon Rohina Hasan said. “He was shot three times.”
“It was a targeted killing and an act of terrorism,” Muqaddas Haider, another senior police officer said, without naming possible suspects.
Liaquatabad SHO was suspended following the attack.
Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal ordered an immediate inquiry into the incident.
The slain qawwal’s Namaz-e-Janaza will be offered at Furqania Masjid, Liaqatabad after Zuhr prayers on Thursday. He will be buried at Paposhnagar graveyard.