Anchor Mureed Abbas Shot Dead in Karachi Over Business Dispute

Abbas’ killer shot himself in the chest an hour later.


TV anchor Mureed Abbas, who was associated with a private news channel, was shot dead in Karachi last night.

The firing incident took place at a local restaurant on Tuesday night, which also claimed the life of Mureed’s friend Khizar Hayat.

The shooter, Atif Zaman – a close friend and business partner of Abbas – fled the shooting scene. He later committed suicide at home. He reportedly shot himself an hour later after killing the TV journalist over an alleged business-related dispute.

Police raided his house timely and found him bleeding profusely. Atif was shifted to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.


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Mureed Abbas Case

Initial investigations reveal that Zaman owed money to Mureed and had been delaying the return. The duo had had a verbal spat the other day.

Later, the killer reportedly called Mureed at a local café under the pretext of returning the money and shot him.


Abbas’ wife released a video soon after the shooting, claiming that her husband had invested Rs. 5 million in Zaman’s tire business. He owed them money and upon their demand, had threatened them of dire consequences.

“We had invested our money in his business and he [Zaman] wasn’t giving it back to us and others, he would always make excuses,” she said.

A case has been registered in Darakhshan Police Station of DHA, Karachi.


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Twitter Reacts to Mureed’s Killing

Twitter was flooded with condolence messages for the anchor.

While the journalist fraternity was shocked at losing a vibrant personality, the general public was concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the port city.


DG ISPR General Asif Ghafoor was among others who expressed their condolences for Mureed:

Written by Raza Rizvi


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  1. The Incident is very sad no doubt, but the question arises that how this man was able to invest personally an amount 75 million /7.5 carore/75000000?
    From where n how he managed such a huge amount to I vest?
    It seems all such questions have been rapped under the carpet of grief, n body is willing to investigate the dirt

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