Karachi: Man killed in robbery bid
KARACHI: A man was killed while another sustained injuries in a robbery bid late Saturday night and in the encounter that followed, police killed one of the robbers and injured another.
The incident took place at Askari Park, Old Sabzi Mandi Road, within the jurisdiction of PIB Colony Police Station. The deceased, Ghulam Mustafa, 35, and his friends Habibur Rehman and Shahrukh Khan were sitting at a local café, having tea, while their driver, Iqbal, waited outside in the driving seat. Three armed men on a motorcycle first robbed Iqbal and when the three friends came outside, the armed men tried to rob them too. Mustafa and his friends tried to flee but the robbers fired at them, killing Mustafa and injuring Habib.
While the robbers tried to escape, the patrolling police arrived and intercepted them. In the encounter between the two parties, one robber, later identified as Zubair Baloch, 30, was killed while another, later identified as Bilal Wasim, was arrested with injuries. The third, Muzammil, managed to escape. The police claimed to recover two pistols.
The victims were taken to JPMC for legal formalities. They had come to Karachi to visit their friend Shahrukh Khan, who lives in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The police registered FIR Nos. 155/08, 156/08, 157/08, 158/08 and 159/08 on Khan’s behalf.