Sindh Planning and Development Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and his wife Fariha Razak, Ex-MPA were found dead at their home in the Defence locality of Karachi on Thursday.
According to initial reports, the bodies were found in a bedroom, with the bedroom door locked. According to the CTD officer, Bajrani was shot once and four misfired bullets were found from the scene with one of them stuck in the breach of the weapon. The senior police official also confirmed that the weapon had been recovered.
The Bijarani family has confirmed the PPP minister’s death. Police officials have reached the site and said that the case is being investigated from all possible angles.
The couple’s bodies are being shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for a post-mortem examination.
Sources within the police said that a caller on the Rescue 15 helpline told them that two bodies have been found at the Bijarani house.
Sindh Information Minister, Nasir Shah said that Bijarani despite his status as minister and head of his tribe, did not prefer protocol and security. “Bijarani always led a very simple and low-profile life.”
Sources said Bijarani’s son, MNA Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani, was at Bilawal House for a meeting when he was informed of the news.
Bijrani was born on July 10, 1946 in Karampur,Sindh, and belonged to a family which was prominent in the PPP and Sindh politics. He completed his Bachelors from National College Karachi, later doing his MA in political science and LLB from Sindh Muslim Law College.
Fariha Razak was a well-known journalist who had served as Director Public Relations with the Jang Group. She was also a Sindh Assembly MPA from 2002-2007.
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