SSP Aijaz Haider killed in Karachi car attack

12:06 PM | 15 May, 2015
SSP Aijaz Haider killed in Karachi car attack
KARACHI (Web Desk) - Senior police officer Aijaz Haider was killed Friday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car in Pehlwan Goth area of Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police East, unidentified gunmen opened fire on Haider's vehicle near Pehlwan Goth jurisdiction of PS Shahrah-i-Faisal. Subsequently, he was killed whereas his wife sustained injuries in the attack and shifted to nearby hospital Dar us Sehat.

However, local media quoted another senior police official saying that there were three women riding with the police officer, whose identities are yet to ascertain.

Former SP Jails Hyderabad Ijaz Haider was awaiting new appointment as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

Strongly condemning the murder of SSP Ejaz Haider, Prime Minister Nawaz extended his condolences to the bereaved family and directed law enforcement agencies to beef up security in the provincial capital.

He said the ongoing operation in Karachi against militants and criminals would continue till their complete elimination. He also ordered the authorities to arrest the perpetrators of this heinous crime at the earliest and bring them to justice.