July 09, 2019
KARACHI — BOL News anchor Mureed Abbas was killed on Tuesday in the Defence area reportedly over a monetary dispute.
Abbas was shot in the chest and abdomen multiple times, Dawn quoted Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Executive Director Seemin Jamali as saying.
She said that the anchor was dead when brought to the hospital.
Muhammad Asif Butt, President of Electronic Media Reporters Association (EMRA), condemned the coldblooded murder. He called on the law enforcement authorities to act quickly and arrest the perpetrators.
Abbas was the husband of Abb Takk News anchor Zaara Abbas.
Zaara, in a video clip posted by ARY News presenter Waseem Badami on Twitter, said her spouse had invested an amount of Rs5 million into a tire business run by Atif Zaman.
She said that Zaman phoned her husband to come over and then killed him.
Zaman later attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the chest. He was said to be in a critical condition at a local hospital.
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