On Thursday, the police launched an inquiry for the murder of a Bar Council Secretary who was killed in broad daylight in Karachi, to find the motive behind the targeted killing and identify the assailants.

On Wednesday morning, Sindh Bar Council Secretary, 40-year-old Irfan Ali Mehr, was shot dead in Karachi, when he was returning back to his residence after dropping off his daughter to school.

On the call of Sindh Bar Council, lawyers boycotted the city courts session.


The newly elected secretary of Sindh Bar Council, Umer Soomro and other members requested the judge to suspend the hearing for today which was accepted.

A rally was also taken out from the City Courts to the Karachi Press Club with protestors demanding that the authorities arrest the killers immediately.

The brother of a victim, Rizwan Mehr registered the case against unknown suspects at Shar-e-Faisal Police station. The complainant also told the police that the family had no enmity.

The First Information Report (FIR) has been filed under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, and Section 302 (murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Karachi Police Chief, AIG Imran Yaqoob Minhas has formed a high-level investigation team.

According to the police official, they did not find any related clues regarding the murder case so far. The spent bullet casings which were recovered from the crime scene have been sent to the forensic science lab for further examination. The final results from the lab have yet to be revealed.