Family members record statement in Sabri murder case

KARACHI: Investigation officials have recorded the statements of relatives and family members in the murder case of Qawwal Amjad Sabri, who was gunned down last week in the port city.

Officials close to the investigation told Geo News on Wednesday that in their latest statement, the relatives did not mention any threats to Sabri’s life, which they had hinted on in their initial statement recorded immediately after the murder.

The officials said that the financial matters and accounts of the slain Qawwal were being closely investigated. Officials said police have sought Sabri’s financial details from concerned departments.

They further said that Sabri’s manager would be investigated upon his return from Umrah.

The officials added that the assistance of the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) has also been sought in the murder investigation.

Amjad Sabri, 45, was one of South Asia’s most popular singers of the ‘qawwali’, Sufi devotional music that dates back more than 700 years.

Amjad Sabri was the son of renowned qawwal of the 1960’s, Ghulam Farid Sabri, and the nephew of qawwali icon Maqbool Sabri who passed away in 2011.

Last week, Sabri was traveling with an associate when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on his car.

He was shot multiple times and pronounced dead by medics at a local hospital where he was taken after the attack.


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