Sindh govt adviser shot dead in Defence
KARACHI: A retired income tax commissioner currently working as a Sindh government technical adviser and a member (legal) of the Sindh Revenue Board was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near his residence in DHA on Thursday morning, said police. Considering the type of weapons used in the current spate of targeted killings across the city, the ambush was unusual in that the attackers used an AK 47 assault rifle rather than 9mm or 30 bore pistols being commonly used in targeted attacks and sped away in a Daihatsu Cuore car instead of motorbikes, said a senior police officer.
Mumtaz Ahmed Shaikh, 65, who was in the rear seat of the chauffeured car (GS–9947), was targeted at around 11am shortly after he had left home on North Street in Phase IV of DHA within the remit of the Gizri police station, said SSP South Asif AjazShaikh.
“The three attackers were apparently waiting for him,” he added.
They spared the driver and escaped, the police said, adding that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead.
SSP Shaikh said the police investigators collected three spent bullet casings of AK–47 rifle found at the crime scene.
The police quoted the victim’s family as saying that he was a technical adviser to the Sindh government and a member (legal) of the Board of Revenue, Sindh.
However, the SSP said, the motive for the killing was not yet clear.