Police officer shot dead in Karachi

Published: 05:09 PM, 23 Jul, 2020
Police officer shot dead in Karachi
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A police officer was shot dead in an attack in Karachi on Thursday.

The attack occurred in the Jut Line neighbourhood of District East. The officer has been identified as ASI Ghulam Muhammad. He was 50 years old.

ASI Ghulam Muhammad was posted at the Artillery Maidan police station in the investigation department. He lived in Lines Area and was attacked at a paan stall in the same area. According to witnesses, the attacker approached him and opened fire after asking his name. The officer died on the spot.

Witnesses said the attacker fled on a motorcycle after the attack. He reportedly stole ASI Muhammad’s official weapon before fleeing.

The police have sealed the area and are searching for the attacker. They have obtained CCTV footage of the attack from nearby cameras.

High security alert issued

Security has been stepped up in different areas of Karachi on Thursday due to terror threat.

According to details, several routes in the Karachi’s Clifton area have been closed for traffic as the high-security alert has been issued from Sindh Home Department.

The traffic police officials are diverting the traffic towards alternate routes due to closure of different roads in the Clifton.

The roads in Clifton have been closed for traffic as consulate general offices of different countries have been located at the following routes.

It is pertinent to mention here that at least 11 people had been killed and several others injured after four suspected terrorists stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) recently.