Mureed Abbas passed away
On Tuesday night two incident of target killings took place. One of which involves Mureed Abbas, a news-anchor for Bol TV Channel and has previously worked with Samaa TV as well. The incident took place at Khayaban-e-Bukhari Commercial area at Defense. According to the Police report, Mureed was accompanied by a friend, Khizer, at a cafe when a gunman shot both multiple times. Mureed died on the spot as his injury was severe. His friend Khizer died on the way to the hospital.
The police officials speculate that the killing may be a result of a personal dispute with a friend. However, nothing of the sort has been confirmed yet.
According to the officials, the attacker tried to commit suicide in his flat after the incident. He was taken to the hospital. Police have his name, address, and picture.
Two other men were also killed last night in the firing incident near Pehalwan goth area. The identity of the shooter is still unknown. The IGP has also asked the officials to conduct an investigation of the evidence collected from the area where the shooting took place.
After last night`s incident, the social media has been bursting with condolences,
Sad to know about the assassination of a young TV anchor @mureed22 of Bol TV in Karachi condolences with family and colleagues of Mureed Abbas Khar I demand swift action against the culprits police must come up with the actual reasons of this brutal killing as soon as possible pic.twitter.com/8aE5gGYY1B
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) July 9, 2019
In deep state of shock! Strongly condemn the assassination of my colleague and news anchor Mureed Abbas in Karachi. The police and law enforcement agencies must do every possible effort to arrest the perpetrators behind this attack and make the city safer for journalists. pic.twitter.com/Y6lnOku1ef
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) July 9, 2019
Oh my God! BOL TV’s news anchor Mureed Abbas is killed in Karachi 💔 Can’t believe that he is no more.
— Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) July 9, 2019
#MureedAbbas “Its your Lord who created life & death so that he may test you as to which of you is better in deeds” Quran 67:2….He always met me with a smile, may Allah bless his soul. Let us all remember death, a friend we shall all meet sooner or later. pic.twitter.com/DPmEsOyLkw
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 9, 2019
Please remember Mureed Abbas and his friend Khizar in your prayers .
Aakhirat ki manzilein aasan ho Aur ghar walo ko sabr aajaye
— Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) July 10, 2019
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