KARACHI: Murtaza Razvi, a senior assistant editor and head of magazines at Dawn, was murdered in the early hours of Thursday, in Karachi.
According to police, Razvi’s body was found in an office apartment in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area. His hands were tied and his body bore torture marks and he had apparently been strangled to death. However, the real cause of his death will be established after the postmortem has been performed, police said.
The late journalist’s family has said that he did not have any personal enmity with anyone. They have requested the media not to speculate until the police apprehend his killer(s).
Razvi was one of the most highly qualified journalists, with over two decades of experience. He had worked at a number of renowned publications before joining the Dawn Media Group, where he also held the post of Dawn's Resident Editor in Lahore.
Later on, he had moved to Karachi to take over as Dawn’s magazines editor.
He is survived by his widow and three daughters.
The deceased journalist's funeral will be held at Jama Masjid Yasrab in Phase 4, DHA, after juma prayers on Friday.