KARACHI: Unknown assailants shot at senior journalist Hamid Mir on Saturday in Karachi , leaving him severely injured.
Mir was transported to a hospital for treatment, following the shooting which was carried out by four assailants on two motorbikes.
Khalid, a shopkeeper at Falaknaz Tower said that a man wearing shalwar kameez, standing on the road, shot at Mir’s car and then his accomplice picked him up and followed the journalist’s car.
A guard at the scene fired back at the assailants, but they fled.
Police official Shahid Hayat said that Mir was shot at thrice and he is out of danger now.
Mir was on his way to his office from Jinnah International Airport when the incident happened on main Shahrah-e-Faisal, under a bridge near the airport.
Forensics team is now investigating the spot.
SSP Pir Mohammad Shah said that nine bullet casings/shells were found from the firing.
Hamid Mir is a renowned news anchor and is the host of the popular talk show on Geo TV, Capital Talk.
Mir’s Friends claim Hamid Mir had warned that if he is attacked, ISI chief Lt. General Zaheerul Islam would be responsible
Talks on the Social Networks started right after the incident
While several high profile figures condemns this attack
Hamid Mir isn’t famous among the patriotic figures, specially the people who understands how he is anti Pakistan, Mir been close supporter of Indo-Pak Relations also Bangladesh he got some history there as well.