Karachi (HRNW): Investigations in the unfortunate murders of anchorperson Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat have commenced with the law enforcement officials compiling a list of people involved in the shady tyre business which is being told to be the root cause of the crime, Sources close to the investigators told media that all stakeholders and investors in business with Atif Zaman were being contacted in reference to the homicide. It has been decided that over 2 dozen individuals would be interviewed by the police over the matter, sources disclosed. Some people have been called upon today to answer some questions.
The questions are being revealed to be in context of the business, it’s inner workings and dynamics, focusing squarely upon it’s outreach and penetration and profit margins, details about each individuals investment in the venture may also be sought. Questions may also demand answers for means and ways the profit was relayed, distributed, divided and decided. Earlier, Mureed Abbas, an anchor on a private news channel was murdered under skeptical circumstances along with another on July 9, the close circuit camera monitoring (CCTV) footage of the victim from the incident has been acquired by media.
According to details, the alleged murderer who can be seen in the video along with another unidentified man enter a building premises with guns after which a lifeless and bloodied body of Mureed Abbas can be seen being dragged out of an elevator by the assailant. Police officials told media that the prime suspect of Mureed Abbas Khar and Khizer’s murder case was Atif Zaman who gunned down both persons after calling them at his office in Khayaban-e-Bukhari neighbourhood of Karachi’s DHA area. “The alleged killer has shot himself when a police team arrives in at his residence situated at Khayaban-e-Nishat neighbourhood in DHA area,” officials said. Sources said that the Atif Zaman was a tyre vendor and had received a severe bullet wounds on his chest and is currently being treated at a private hospital.
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) South Sheeraz Nazeer said that the prime suspect is undergoing an operation at the private hospital and his condition is declared critical by the doctors. While detailing the incident, police officials said that Khizer was the second victim of Atif Zaman’s firing, who was followed and murdered by the alleged killer at a nearer distance of the crime site. Earlier, Mureed Abbasi Khar, a renowned anchor at a private news channel, was killed in a gun attack reportedly took place in Khayaban-e-Bukhari neighbourhood of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area of the metropolis. Zara Abbas Khar, the wife of slain Mureed Abbas Khar, told media alleged that her husband was murdered by a tyre businessman Atif Zaman, who is refusing to return the money which he acquired for corporate investment.