Bol News anchorperson Mureed Abbas was gunned down on Tuesday night in Defence area of Karachi, police said.
Police officials said, citing initial details, that he was killed during a fight over a personal dispute in Khayaban-e-Bukhari area.
South DIG Sharjeel Kharal said that friends of the deceased informed the police that he had a monetary dispute with someone whose identity police had withheld for investigation purpose.
Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Executive Director Seemin Jamali confirmed that Abbas had been brought dead to the hospital. She said that the anchorperson sustained multiple bullet wounds on chest and abdomen.
Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kaleem Imam took notice of the incident and directed the concerned deputy inspector general to furnish a report. He directed the authorities to constitute a team to arrest the killer.
He also directed the concerned officials to conduct a forensic examination of the evidence collected from the crime scene.
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