President’s nephew faces extortion threat in Karachi

KARACHI: Armed gunmen opened fire outside the shop of President Mamnoon Hussain’s nephew after he refused to pay extortion money on Wednesday.

According to details available, the armed men had sent a chit to the shop, demanding money.

Having paid Rs0.5 million in extortion in Ramazan, Hussain’s nephew refused to pay money this time.

Police said the extortionists have been identified.

The shop of Hussain’s nephew is located in Karachi’s Light House area.

Rangers and police have been busy arresting suspects involved in these crimes and around 2,069 suspects have been taken into custody during the recent targeted operations.

The government has also decided to try extortion, kidnapping for ransom and target killing under the anti-terrorism law.