Police track down killer of PTI worker

Aug 31, 2019

MULTAN: Regional Police Officer Waseem Ahmed Khan Siyal claims an investigation panel constituted by an AIG has arrested the man involved in the murder of a PTI worker from Dera Ghazi Khan.

He told a press conference here on Friday that the panel comprising SP CTD Sargodha Shah Nawaz Sandela, DSP Mansoor Alam (Multan), DSP Ziaul Haq (Dera Ghazi Khan) and himself tracked down the perpetrator.

He said that on Jan 2 last, Syed Rashid Farooq Ali Bukhari, a PTI worker, was going home from office at 10.50pm when an unidentified person opened fire on his forehead. He said Bukhari was shifted to hospital in a critical condition.

He said an FIR was lodged on the complaint of Zahid Farooq Bukhari, a brother of Rashid Bukhari.

The victim lost his life after five days, he said, adding that police added section 302 of PPC and 7 ATA to the FIR.

He said the police team traced suspect Aizaz Kareem, a resident of Rajput Colony of Dera Ghazi Khan, and arrested him.

Police recovered the pistol and motorcycle used in the crime and sent the suspect behind the bar.

(Daily Dawn)