Lawyer shot dead in Clifton
KARACHI: A young lawyer was gunned down inside his office in Zamzama within the remit of the Clifton police station on Thursday, police said.
They said two men were seen entering the office of 32-year-old high court lawyer Murtaza Chinoy on the second floor of a building on the 9th Lane Commercial Street, Zamzama, in the first half of the day.
He was hit by a single bullet in the upper torso that proved fatal, the police added. “As told by witnesses two men entered the office where Mr Chinoy was alone and engaged in his work. Some people inside the building heard a brief exchange of arguments before a few gunshots,” said Inspector Rao Rafiq, the SHO of the Clifton police station.
He said the mode of transport of the attackers and their identity remained unclear. Investigators believed that some personal issues could be the cause of the incident, he added.
“We have registered an FIR [202/2011] under Sections 302 [premeditated murder] and 34 [common intention] of the Pakistan Penal Code against unidentified suspects on the complaint of the victim’s cousin,” the police officer added.