GUJRAT – University of Gujrat Professor Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah was killed by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday, local media reported.
Gunmen on motorcycles intercepted his car near the university on Jalalpur Road and opened fire at the vehicle, shooting the Student services director and his driver Khadim Hussain. Both of them died on the spot.
“Gunmen riding a motorbike sprayed bullets on his vehicle when he was about to reach the university campus in (the) morning. His driver was also killed in the attack,” district police officer (DPO) Ali Nasir Rizvi said.
“At the moment, we don’t know about the numbers of the attackers, but the incident looks like a targeted killing,” he added.
“He was a Shia by sect, but a very progressive official of the campus,” Sheikh Abdul Rashid, a spokesperson for the university told the media.
Another colleague said Shah had previously received threats.
“He had been threatened by unknown people in the past,” a professor at Gujrat University said on condition of anonymity.
A search operation is underway.