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Sindh minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, wife found shot dead in Karachi home

By Web Desk
February 01, 2018

KARACHI:  Sindh Minister for  Planning and  Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and his wife Fareeha Razzaq were found dead inside their  residence in Defence area of the city on Thursday , family spokesman said. 

Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani- File photo

"The couple was found dead in their room," said the spokesman without elaborating on the cause of death. 

Sindh  Chief minister Murad Ali Shah, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and some Pakistan People's Party lawmakers  were present at the residence of Bijarani.

A spokesman for the Chief Minister House also  confirmed that the bodies were identified as  Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and his wife Fareeha Razzaq Haroon.

Fareeha Razzaq Haroon. File photo

The family  sources said  bodies were found with bullet marks. 

Citing family sources, Geo TV  reported that  bodies were  recovered after breaking down  door of their room.

However, SP Clifton told Geo TV they have received information through 15 Help Line that two bodies have been found at a house but they could not immediately confirm the media reports about the identities of the deceased .

Some PPP leaders approached by Geo TV also confirmed the reports about the bodies found at a home in DHA.

Raja Umer Khattab, in-charge Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has said the bodies were recovered from the study room of the house adjacent to the bedroom.

The bodies have been shifted to hospital for  autopsy. 

Police have taken five people including his Bijarani's driver, his wife and two police officials deployed for security of the minister.

Pakistan People's Party has suspended all political activities and announced  three-day mourning  on the mysterious death of  Bijarani and  his wife  Fareeha.