Rawalpindi: Homecoming turns tragic as father, son gunned down
RAWALPINDI: As reported by the Dawn News on Friday, a homecoming turned into tragedy for a family in the early hours of Thursday when a doctor and his son were gunned down in the high security zone of Rawalpindi, police said. Dr Malik Masood Anwar, who lives in Chenab Nagar, and his wife Tahira along with younger son had come to Rawalpindi to receive their two sons, Omer Masood, 30, and Usman Masood, arriving from Germany at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
After receiving the sons, Dr Anwar’s family left the airport in his car, coming under attack outside the Civil Defense office on the Airport Road. The attackers, according to the survivors, were in a white car. His wife and two other sons in the car narrowly escaped. In his statement Usman Masood, one of the survivors, said when they left the airport, his father was on the driving seat and his elder brother was sitting in the front seat.
He said near Katchury Chowk, the white car appeared and one of its occupants opened fire, leaving his father and brother badly injured. The injured father and son were removed to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) by Rescue 1122 staff. Critically injured Omer died on reaching the hospital. Despite doctors’ best efforts, Dr Anwar died in the intensive care unit of the hospital around 2.30pm.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.