Godil may be taken off the ventilator: Doctors

KARACHI: The next 24 hours are critical for Rashid Godil, Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader who was shot in Bahadurabad area of the city on Tuesday, Aaj News reported.

Abdul Rashid Godil was shot six times in the chest, jaw and neck. The MQM leader underwent surgery and has been placed on a ventilator.

A panel of doctors will shortly decide whether to take Godil off the ventilator. The meeting is currently going on. Oxygen supply has been decreased from the ventilator so he could begin breathing on his own, said doctors report.

According to the doctors’ panel, the condition of MQM leader is still critical and next 24 hours are crucial for him.

His wife who was with him in the car at the time of the attack remained unhurt. However, his driver, Abdul Mateen, succumbed to his wounds and died.