In a gruesome incident, a serving major of the Pakistan Army was shot dead in what appeared to be a robbery incident near Saddar area of Karachi on the second day of Eid.
Police officials said that the incident took place near Dilpasand Sweets on the main MA Jinnah Road on Thursday night.
The deceased was shot once in the head and died at the spot. His body was taken to the Civil Hospital, Karachi, for autopsy where he was identified as 35-year-old Saqib Iqbal, son of Muhammad Iqbal.
According to Aram Bagh SHO Sagheer Mugheri, the deceased was a serving major of Pakistan Army and used to live in the Malir Cantonment area.
The investigation is underway to determine whether the incident was actually a robbery incident or a targeted attack.