Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has identified one of two assassins, who tried to ambushed Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan in Karachi’s Buffer Zone area.
According to CTD, the deceased assailant has been identified as Hassaan, an engineer and a resident of the Sohrab Goth area.
Hassan’s father, Dr Israr, is a lecturer at an educational institution.
On Saturday morning, four assailants on two motorcycles had opened fire on the MQM-P leader as he left the mosque after Namaz-e-Eid prayers.
While escaping from the scene, one of the assailants was killed in exchange of gunfire after police chased them, but the other managed to escape.