KARACHI: Senior Geo News anchor Hamid Mir was shot six times during an attack on his life in Karachi on Saturday evening.
Three bullets were removed during the surgery while three still remain in Hamid Mir’s body.
According to the medical report, Hamid Mir was shot six times. One bullet hit Mr. Mir in the ribs under the arm, one in the stomach, one grazed his hand while two pierced his thigh on the front and one on the back of the thigh which doctors have not been able to remove as it is lodged in the bone.
Doctors will take a decision regarding removing the lodged bullet after further examinations. According to the medical team looking after Hamid Mir, his condition is improving and they are hopeful that he will regain consciousness soon.
According to initial reports the renowned Pakistani journalist was shot thrice and underwent a successful operation at Aga Khan Hospital.
Hamid Mir was attacked in Karachi on Saturday evening while his car was leaving the airport. The Geo News senior anchor was shot multiple times and rushed to Aga Khan for treatment. He underwent a successful operation and is recovering.
The attack took place when a single gunman wearing shalwar kameez stopped Hamid Mir’s car right outside the airport and opened fire. The driver of the car sped away but the gunman and his accomplices in two motorcycles and a car followed Hamid Mir and continued firing. The attackers followed Hamid Mir’s car till Karsaz and disbursed. While being chased Hamid Mir spoke to his colleagues over the phone and informed them of the attack.
Senior journalist Amir Mir the brother of Hamid Mir said the Geo News senior anchor had said that if he was attacked some ISI officials and the intelligence agencies chief Lt. General Zaheerul Islam would be responsible.
Speaking to Geo News Hamid Mir’s brother, Amir Mir said the senior anchor had informed him of a plan by ISI chief Lt. General Zaheerul Islam to assassinate him.
The ISPR condemned the attack and prayed for Hamid Mir’s well being. ISPR spokesman said an independent inquiry must be carried out immediately to ascertain the facts. He added that raising allegations against the ISI or the head of ISI without any basis was highly regrettable and misleading.