Karachi: SHC advocate shot dead
KARACHI: An advocate of the Sindh High Court (SHC) was shot dead and his driver injured in an armed attack on new MA Jinnah Road within the limits of Jamshed Quarter police station here on Tuesday.
Forty-five-year-old advocate Maqbool-ur-Rehman, son of Ghulam Mustafa, was going home in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Block 7 in his car (CB-5198) when five armed men riding two motorcycles opened fire on him near the Government Islamia College, leaving him and his driver Yousuf injured. After committing the crime, culprits fled.
Police shifted the injured men to a nearest private hospital where Rehman succumbed to his injuries. DSP Malik Murtaza said the victim received six bullets while police had recovered around a dozen empty shells of 9mm pistols.
He said the victim was an advocate of high court and was looking after many cases of missing persons, besides dealing the cases of anti-terrorism courts.
He said police believed that sectarian killing might be the motive behind the incident because he also looked after the cases of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), formerly known as outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, activists’ cases. He said the victim was the resident of Gulistan-e-Jauhar and hailed from Rahim Yar Khan. He was father of three children.
Meanwhile, ASWJ spokesman Maulana Taj Hanfi said the victim was a senior lawyer and was looking after the cases and other legal formalities of ASWJ since 12 years. He said it was a target killing.
He condemned the murder and demanded of the government to arrest the culprits involved in the killing of Rehman.
President Sindh Bar Council Iftikhar Javed Qazi also condemned the killing of advocate Rehman and demanded of the government to arrest the culprits.