Incident Summary:

04/10/2014: Four assailants on motorcycles opened fire on the vehicle of Syed Waqar Shah, the vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) lawyers' forum and a Shia Muslim, on Rashid Minhas Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Shah was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Block 7 of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood of Karachi, Sindh.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Pakistan Muslim League: Nawaz (PML-N)
Specific Description Lawyers' Forum Vice President: Syed Waqar Shah
Nationality of Target Pakistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Nine millimeter casings forensically linked to the casings also found at the crime scene of GTD Event ID: 201404090064 were recovered at the scene and a nine millimeter pistol was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The assailants in this attack are the same as the assailants in 201404090064.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Pakistan: Suspects of Noted Singer Murder Being Tried in Military Court," Dawn Online, July 28, 2017.
"PML-N lawyers' forum VP killed in Karachi," The Nation (AsiaNet), April 11, 2014.
"Group that killed PML-N lawyer also attacked doctor: police report," The Express Tribune, April 11, 2014.