Amjad Sabri, one of Pakistan’s most famous singers, has been shot dead in Karachi.According to Pakistani media, the 45-year-old died after two gunmen shot at his vehicle in the southern city on Wednesday afternoon. He was critically injured and later died in hospital.


Police have determined the incident was a “targeted killing” but the motive of the assailants is currently unknown.

“Two riders used 30-bore pistols to shoot Sabri five times, one bullet in the head took the qawwal’s life […] We have cordoned off the area and will arrest the culprits using all our resources,” a police spokesperson told Dawn.