Journalist shot at, wounded in Karachi’s Gulshan

Published January 15, 2024
File photo of journalist Shoaib Burney. — X/@mshoaibburney
File photo of journalist Shoaib Burney. — X/@mshoaibburney

KARACHI: A journalist was shot at and wounded by armed assailants in an attack in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Sunday night.

A police spokesperson said in a statement that Shoaib Burney, the bureau chief of Sunu TV channel, was shot by unknown persons on Rashid Minhas Road. He was shifted to a hospital for treatment, it added.

His colleague Arbab Chandio said Mr Burney sustained a bullet wound in the left hand.

Later, in a video statement, the wounded journalist said that he was driving when two men, riding a motorcycle, fired at him and rode away. He said the assailants were covering their faces.

Stray bullet kills six-year-old in Orangi

A stray bullet claimed the life of a minor girl in Orangi Town on Sunday, police said.

Mominabad SHO Ansar Mehmood said that six-year-old Aqsa Khalid was having lunch with her family on the roof of their home in Orangi-10 when a bullet hit her in the neck, causing her instant death.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, from where her relatives took it away without allowing doctors to fulfil medico-legal formalities, he added.

Published in Dawn, January 15th, 2024

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