The family of slain qawwal Amjad Sabri is trying to leave the country due to reservations over security.

Azmat Sabri, Amjad's brother, while speaking to Dawn.com, confirmed that the family is "trying to leave Pakistan."

"We feel we are being watched," he said, explaining why his family is relocating. He clarified that the family has received no threats to their life.

"We are trying to settle in London, we have a brother there," he said, adding that the family "would be ready to leave tomorrow if we got the visas."

Speaking to ARY News earlier, Azmat had said: "We feel unsafe here now, even though we have lived here all our lives and love Liaquatabad."

Celebrated qawwal Amjad Sabri, 40, and an associate were travelling in a car in Liaquatabad 10 area, when unidentified gunmen fired at their vehicle, critically injuring him on June 23 last year. The two were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri succumbed to his injuries.

Qari Saifullah Mehsud, spokesperson for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Hakimullah Mehsud group, had accepted responsibility for the attack.

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