Unknown gun-men killed the assistant professor of Karachi University in Dastageer area of the city on Wednesday, police said.
According to police, Dr Waheedur Rehman was a resident of Federal B Area Lateef Square and his vehicle was targeted by the gunmen on motorcycles in Dastageer shortly after the professor left his residence.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Liaquatabad Tahir Noorani said Rehman – who also went by the name Yasir Rizvi – died on the spot after receiving bullets to his head and shoulder.
A security advisor at the Karachi University confirmed that Rehman was a member of faculty at the university’s Mass Communications department. He had until recently served as the media advisor of the university’s Vice Chancellor, and penned opinion articles and columns for newspapers.
An autopsy report later revealed that Rehman was shot five times – with four bullets in his head, neck, right shoulder and stomach. Police surgeon Dr Jalil Qadir confirmed that Waheed had expired before his body was brought to the hospital.