British woman is murdered by gunman at rented home in Pakistan

Joanna Estrada
May 5, 2021

Police in Pakistan are searching for two men following the fatal shooting of a British woman in Lahore.

Ms Zulfiqar's friend Mohammad Nazeer had told police a man wanted to marry her and had threatened her with "dire consequences" if she refused.

Mahira Zulfiqar had come to Pakistan from the United Kingdom two months ago and was staying at the upper portion of a bungalow in Lahore DHA with her friend.

The victim's parents and siblings live in London, while her grandmother lives in Pakistan. She had died and was bleeding from the neck, the FIR said.

Mr Nazeer has said he suspects that Mr Jadoon and Mr Butt, along with their two unknown accomplices killed his niece - after intricate planning - at around 4-5am.

Ms Zulfiqar (pictured) is understood to have moved from Pakistan from the United Kingdom around two months ago, where she had been studying at Middlesex University after attending school in Twickenham. "There were multiple torture and bullet marks on her body".

'We have launched an investigation into every aspect of the murder.

Cantt Operations Superintendent of Police Sayyed Ali earlier told Dawn that an unidentified caller had alerted police about the murder and after that forensic experts visited and cordoned off the scene.

A British woman of Pakistani origin has been found dead in the city of Lahore.

Mahira Zulfiqar, 26, was found in a pool of blood in her flat on Monday.

"The maid working in the house found her body in her room", the officer said.

He said the phone was being analysed and that CCTV footage was also being examined.

Supt Sayyed said they had also contacted the parents and other family members of the deceased overseas to get details from them.

Mayra Zulfiqar is believed to have been aged about 25, and news reports said she was killed after refusing to marry a man.

He added that Ms Zulfiqar's body had been taken to a morgue for an autopsy, with police saying so far no arrests have been made.

She was a law student at Middlesex University and had gone on to work as a paralegal.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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