British takeaway owner, 29, is gunned down during a property dispute in Pakistan


British takeaway owner, 29, is gunned down and killed and his mother shot during a property dispute in Pakistan as his terrified family say they are now ‘sitting ducks’

  • British man Jahangir Hussain was shot dead in Jhelum in Pakistan on January 9
  • The 29-year-old victim ran the Zorba Pizza and Balti takeaway in Rossendale 
  • His family are left fearing for their safety and have asked for British assistance 

A family have been left fearing for their safety after a British takeaway owner was shot dead in Pakistan.

Jahangir Hussain, 29, from Blackburn, Lancashire, was fatally shot as he left his mother’s home in the city of Jhelum on January 9. 

It is understood his mother was also shot in the head in the brutal attack, although she is expected to recover from her injuries. 

The attack was reportedly over a dispute about property. 

Jahangir Hussain (pictured), 29, from Blackburn, Lancashire, was fatally shot as he left his mother's home in the city of Jhelum on January 9

Jahangir Hussain (pictured), 29, from Blackburn, Lancashire, was fatally shot as he left his mother’s home in the city of Jhelum on January 9

Aftermath of the murder which took place as Mr Hussain was leaving his mother's home in the city of Jhelum

Aftermath of the murder which took place as Mr Hussain was leaving his mother’s home in the city of Jhelum

Mr Hussain was shot in the city of Jhelum, in Punjab province, Pakistan

Mr Hussain was shot in the city of Jhelum, in Punjab province, Pakistan

The 29-year-old victim was educated at Pleckgate High School in Blackburn, Lancashire.

He ran the Zorba Pizza and Balti takeaway with his brother in Rossendale but had been living in Pakistan for the past two years to help look after his mother Tasneen. 

He made money by buying and selling cars in Pakistan. 

He was the youngest of four siblings and had been due to get married next year. His family hold British citizenship. 

Pakistan police have arrested four people in connection to the incident, according to a report from the BBC, including a man, 60, a youth, a man and a woman. They are due to appear at Jhelum District Court. 

Worried sister Nazia Kausar, 42, has been left caring for her mother alongside her brother and sisters in Jhelum and fears they are ‘sitting ducks’. 

The 29-year-old victim (pictured) ran the Zorba Pizza and Balti takeaway with his brother in Rossendale

The 29-year-old victim (pictured) ran the Zorba Pizza and Balti takeaway with his brother in Rossendale

Pakistan police have arrested four people in connection to the incident

Pakistan police have arrested four people in connection to the incident

They have been provided with protection from the Pakistan police but Ms Kausar, who works as an IT specialist, believes it is insufficient. 

She told the Lancashire Telegraph: ‘We are really concerned about our safety.

‘We have been given a security man outside our home but what happens if we have to go out?’

She added: ‘We need help from the British Embassy as we are British citizens with British passports and we are not being protected.’ 

Mr Hussain often visited Pakistan to see his family, who hold British citizenship

Mr Hussain often visited Pakistan to see his family, who hold British citizenship

Ms Kausar had previously spoken of her grief at her brother’s murder. She told the BBC: ‘We were planning his wedding next year. Everyone loved him.

‘We need justice, he was so young and beautiful.’ 

According Ms Kauser, people had been calling the family from England, Pakistan and around their world to offer their condolences at his death.  

Commenting on the case, Blackburn MP Kate Hollern said: ‘I continue to make representations both to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office.’

‘Foreign Office staff are in regular contact with the Pakistani authorities. This is a very sad case and the family’s fears for safety are understandable. I am hopeful that those responsible for this terrible murder will soon be brought to justice.’ 

 

 

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