Earlier in the day, UBL Bank Manager Abdul Raheem was shot dead by robbers when he tried to resist a robbery attempt in one of the bank’s branches. “How can such a violent incident take place in broad daylight in Karachi,” the Sindh chief minister said while demanding a full report of the incident from Karachi’s police chief.
“Where was the area’s police, what progress have they made in the case up till now?” the chief minister questioned.
According to details shared by SSP East Irfan Baloch, armed men had stormed the bank branch located in the Tariq Road area and snatched Rs400,000 from the cash counter. When they were escaping after the heist, the bank manager offered resistance, upon which the robbers shot him dead, the SSP added.
Taking action following the incident, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sial issued orders to suspend the SHO of the Ferozabad police station. He also ordered the authorities to arrest the culprits.