Uber driver has been shot in the head in Karachi’s Bufferzone area
The tragic incidents involving the drivers of ride calling apps are on the rise recently and this time an elderly Uber driver is the victim. “Mirza Shahnawaz Baig”, 50 year old driver of the popular ride calling app, Uber who was a retired employee of Pakistan International Airlines, has been shot in the head.
The incident happened near the nagan chowrangi area of Karachi which comes under the control of Taimuria Police. There are several theories about the motive behind the murder of Shahnawaz, according to initial reports, Police didn’t find any signs of robbery from the crime scene.
According to the reports, Shahnawaz was shot three times. There were no signs of any opposition or any broken windows. According to the police, it seems that bullets were shot from inside the car as only the driver’s window was open.
Maybe this is a case of personal enmity! Recently, a Careem captain named “Sajawal Ameer” was shot multiple times in Rawalpindi. Three weeks before that, another Careem captain was shot dead in Islamabad in a case of attempted robbery. Police arrested suspects in both cases. The ride calling drivers have protested and demanded the security of the captains.
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