Cop guarding President Mamnoon’s Karachi residence shot dead

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen on Tuesday shot dead a police officer in the Karimabad area on Tuesday morning.


Deputy Inspector General (DIG) West police told media Zahid Hussain was an officer of the Sindh police’s Special Security Unit.

He said the deceased was part of a team deployed for security duty at the residence of President Mamnoon Hussain.

Central Senior Superintendent Police Muqaddas Haider said it was possible that he was a victim of target killing but police are unsure about the motive of the murder.

He was shot in the head thrice from the back with a 9mm pistol, the SSP said.

The body was shifted to a hospital for medico-legal formalities.