New Karachi nazim narrowly escapes kidnap attempt
KARACHI: New Karachi Town Nazim Mohammad Zulfiqar was attacked Tuesday by armed men when he tried to empty a plot, within the jurisdiction of the Sir Syed police station.
Police registered FIR number 125/08 on behalf of the Union Council No. 1 Nazim Waqar Bin Al-Saeed against four suspects, Sher Malik, Sher Mohammad, Yousuf and Pervaiz. The incident took place at plot ST-1 located in sector 8, North Nazimabad Karachi.
SHO Anwar Ali Shah, quoting Zulfiqar, said that these men were land grabbers and the plot is the property of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA). When Zulfiqar and the KDA police arrived at the site, the four men opened fire on them. They attempted to kidnap Zulfiqar, but a heavy contingent of police arrived at the scene and took control.
On the contrary, the four men have claimed that the plot was their property. The SHO further stated that an investigation is underway and that the area police was not sent proper notification of the nazim’s plan to vacate the plot.