The director was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Karachi’s Stadium Road on Friday

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The director of the Usman Institute of Technology (UIT), Dr Zahir Ali Syed, was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Karachi’s Stadium Road on Friday.

According to SSP East, Dr Syed, was travelling in a car being driven by his driver after leaving the university for the day before the incident.

The senior cop said the professor dropped his driver off near Khatoon-i-Pakistan Girls College and drove his car himself for a short distance when armed pillion riders intercepted his car.

The professor was taken to the nearby Aga Khan Hospital but could not survive due to excessive bleeding caused by the gunshot. According to the sources he was working with law enforcement agencies of the country in the past.

Alongside being the director of UIT, he was a member of the academic council and board of faculty at NED university, co-chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan and member selection committee of the Sultan Qaboos IT Chair at UET Lahore.

Law Enforcement Agencies are investigating the case with all aspects.