Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said that the assassination of renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri and kidnapping of Awais Ali Shah, son of Chief Justice Sindh High Court Sajjad Ali Shah in Karachi, are aimed at creating panic in the port city.
Khan said that these two incidents did not raise question mark on Karachi operation.
Nisar said he was in touch with all the agencies for the recovery of Barrister Awais Ali Shah.
The minister strongly condemned the killing of Amjad Sabri and said the purpose of Qawwal’s killing was to create panic among the masses.
He was optimistic the security agencies would soon bring to book the murderers of Amjad Sabri.
Sabri was travelling with an associate when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on his car on Wednesday.
He was shot multiple times and pronounced dead by medics at a local hospital where he was taken after the attack.
On Monday, the son of Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was kidnapped by unknown persons in Karachi and the law enforcement agencies seem to be clueless about his whereabouts.
This is not the first high-profile kidnapping in the country. In August 2011, slain governor Punjab’s son Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped from Lahore by the Taliban. He returned home after four years of torture in captivity in March this year.
Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Haider Gilani was kidnapped from an election rally in Multan in May 2013. He was rescued in an operation in Afghanistan by American forces in May this year.