In a tragic turn of events, a Careem captain (driver) named Junaid Mustafa has been shot dead in D-12 area of Islamabad.
According to the deceased’s family members and close friends, he was on a ride from F-11 Markaz to D-12. On his way to the destination, he was allegedly kidnapped and then shot and stabbed to death.
Junaid’s cousin, Zeeshan Bhatti, posted about the incident on Careem’s official Facebook page as well;
My Czn and a Brother like friend had left this world …..he was a careem captain last night he was about to end his…
According to him, the 24-year old Junaid was stabbed multiple times before he was shot dead. Allegedly, the passengers tried to kidnap Junaid and run away with his vehicle.
Junaid showed resistance and refused to hand over the keys. As a result, Junaid tragically lost his life.
Here are some of the posts from the social media campaign that highlighted the whole matter and brought it to attention.
JUNAID MUSTAFAYOUNG CAREEM CAPTAIN SHOT DEAD DURING RIDE OF CAREEM IN SECTOR D13 ISLAMABAD. BUT STILL SILENCE FROM CAREEMVERY MUCH DISHEARTED CareemCareem Islamabad
😱😱😱😱 yeh kiyaJunaid Mustafa a 24 years Careem captain was shot down yesterday during his ride. He picked passengers…
#JusticeforJunaid ,,,,,,,, 😢😢😢😢😢😢May Allah give him highest place in Jannah. Ameen #careem #Pakistan .
Careem condoled the family in a statement posted on Facebook and Twitter:
In this tragic time, we request you to please pray for Careem's Captain Junaid Mustafa and his family. pic.twitter.com/qtJ53JWnXB
— Careem Pakistan (@CareemPAK) February 22, 2018
Careem says that “at the time of the incident, Junaid was not accompanied by any passenger.” and “investigations by law enforcement authorities are underway to discover the cause of this incident.”
Careem has said that it shared the data of the customer with law enforcement agencies and are investigating the case thoroughly.
Careem told ProPakistani that the company is already in touch with Captain’s family and will extend any help they may need to make sure that Junaid’s killers are brought to justice.
This isn’t the first incident of its kind. Previously, Careem and Uber drivers have faced similar incidents while on the road.
May the deceased’s soul rest in peace and the culprits involved in this crime be caught as soon as possible.