JPMC professor shot dead outside clinic
KARACHI, Sept 27: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre's (JPMC) College of
Medical Technology Principal Prof Mubashir Shaikh, 53, was killed in what is
being described as a target killing outside his Mehmoodabad clinic after iftari
The college is currently closed like other JPMC
institutions after two students from its college of physiotherapy were killed in
student violence with a rival political group. Police sources said that they
could not rule out these matters in the investigations yet.
three daughters and his wife survive the DHA Phase VIII resident. He had 20
years of government service to his credit and hailed from the Punjab. JPMC has
planned a condolence meeting for 10.30am on Thursday morning. There were also
reports that paramedics have called a rally, but it was not immediately
confirmed whether this was linked to the professor's death.
eyewitnesses Khawaja Irfan and Javed Iqbal, two men on a motorcycle drove up to
Prof Shaikh's car. One of them was wearing a helmet and the other had covered
his face with a cloth. They signalled to the doctor by tapping on his window and
asked him to scroll down his window before killing him. He was shot in the head
according to Dr Seemin Jamali, chief of the casualty department.
Shaikh was killed a few yards from his 'Sheikh Clinic' at Awami Chowk in Manzoor
Colony within the limits of Baloch Colony police station. His brother, Zahid
Muhammad, who runs a grocery shop near the clinic, was immediately informed of
the incident. He rushed his brother to JPMC, where he died shortly
Target killing: Yasir, Shaikh's nephew, said he did not think his
uncle had any enemies. According to an assistant sub-inspector on the case, the
incident was a target killing. A high-level meeting of senior police officers
was held late Wednesday night to discuss the incident. Daily Times
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