Tasaraf Hussain had arrived at Islamabad International Airport on 8 January to surprise his relatives, but was gunned down in an act of “senseless violence”, leaving his family distraught.
The MP and Rochdale Council leader Neil Emmott is demanding his killers are brought to justice. In a petition launched by his relatives, they say his death forms part of a “disturbing trend” of overseas Kashmiris being targeted upon their return to their homeland.
Deceased’s family said, “Our family is mourning the tragic loss of a loved one, Tasaraf Hussain Village Behari, Tehsil Dadyal, Azad Kashmir an overseas British Kashmiri from Rochdale,Greater Manchester, who was visiting his homeland to surprise his family.
“He was shot and killed on his way home after just leaving Islamabad airport. This heartbreaking incident is not isolated; it’s part
“Our relative, a loving father of two children and husband to a grieving widow, is just one among many victims. His life was cut short in an act of senseless violence that could have been prevented with proper supervision and security measures on commonly travelled routes.
Six suspected robbers, four of them allegedly involved in the murder of a British citizen, were killed in two encounters with the police in Morgah and Race Course areas on Friday.
Police also claimed to have recovered police uniforms and looted items from the inter-provincial gangs.
Four of the robbers wanted in the murder of the expat during a robbery three days ago were allegedly killed when they opened fire on police in the Race Course area late Thursday night. Tasaraf Mehmood was shot dead on his return from the United Kingdom in the Race Course area by robbers wearing police uniforms two days ago.
A police spokesman said shortly after the incident, CPO Syed Khalid Hamdani formed special teams to arrest the robbers.