KARACHI: The father of Zafir, the teenager killed as a result of unprovoked firing on his vehicle, on Wednesday said he will fight the case until the very end.
“I will fight the case till the very end and rest assured I won’t back out the way others have in similar cases in the past,” Fahim Ahmed Zuberi said in an exclusive interview on Geo News’ programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath.
In response to a question, Zuberi said he is satisfied with the investigation so far and said that he wants to bring the case to a logical conclusion.
“Things are moving ahead at a fast pace and I am hopeful that justice will be served soon.”
Eyewitnesses said four people were on their way in a car from Do Darya in DHA’s Phase 8 when they reportedly hit a sports bike from behind and sped away.
A few moments later, their car was chased down, stopped by a double-cabin vehicle — which was escorting the injured biker — and was fired upon by people from inside.
Police said that after allegedly firing at least nine times at the car, the men in the vehicle climbed out of and beat up the passengers.
Police immediately launched a search for the vehicle and assailants, while a forensic team collected evidence from the site, according to officials.
Later, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) for South informed Geo News that four suspects had been arrested from Khalid bin Waleed Road while the pick-up was also seized.
Police claimed that they have confiscated the weapon and car used in the incident. The prosecutor has requested the court to include terrorism charges against the suspect.
Meanwhile, in a recently-surfaced CCTV video, it is seen that the prime suspect Khawar along with his accomplices in two other cars was speeding away after the murder.
Police said that the suspect hid at his Allama Iqbal Road residence. Authorities also recovered weapons from the detainees and filed a case in this regard.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and also sought a report from the additional inspector general of police.
‘Deceased was hit by two bullets’
The investigating officer in the case had said the deceased, Zafir, died of wounds from two bullets.
The vehicle he was riding was shot from the left side. The bullets hit Zafir in the chest and hand, the officer had said.