The renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri died as his vehicle came under a gun attack by two unidentified men near Liaquatabad, ARY News reports.
Two were injured and one other man lost his life in the incident. The incident occurred near Karimabad at a flyover. Police has confirmed that Amjad Sabri was immediately taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.
Sabri was attacked from a point blank range, sources suggest. According to eyewitnesses, Amjad Sabri was wounded critically in the attack.
Sabri, 45, was travelling from his place to the television sets of a Ramazan transmission, when a motorcycle stopped his white Civic and two riders opened fire at him.
Witnesses gave a different account. “The motorcycle-riding attackers pulled up in front of Sabri’s car right in the middle of the road at Liaquatabad underpass,” a shopkeeper in the neighbourhood said.
“One of them pulled out a gun from a black handbag. He fired shots into the air before turning his gun on the car,” said the shopkeeper.
One attacker had a helmet on, while the other had his face covered with a handkerchief. They two fled unidentified towards Hassan Square.
The DSP and an SHO have been suspended by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while the MQM has announced a three-day mourning period across the province.
Sabri’s killing was a total shock to his friends, artistes, singers and fans who congregated outside his house and offered condolences to the family.
— MQM (@OfficialMqm) June 22, 2016
A Pakistani Taliban group has taken responsibility for the killing. The spokesperson of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Hakeemullah, Qari Saifullah talked to a group called tribal journalists and claimed responsibility.
There is still no independent verification of the claim as of yet.
View pictures of Amjad Sabri’s car after the attack.
A sad tragic day a sufi qawal dies on the roads of Karachi. Amjad Sabri gunned down in liaqatabad. #AmjadSabri
— Syed Abbas Ali Shah (@AbbasAiShah) June 22, 2016
Amjad sabri dies in target killing. Inn Lillah e wa inna illaihe rajioon. What a big loss.
— 🐼 (@Jiggarrr) June 22, 2016
— Salman Khan 🇵🇰 (@salmanbelieve) June 22, 2016
Amjad Sabri reportedly dies as a result of firing on car near Liaqatabad #10 underpass.
— Hasan Ahmed (@HASAN7077) June 22, 2016
Watch Amjad Sabri’s last Kalaam in Samaa Sehri transmission:
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