Deputy Chief of Air staff's son shot down by Pakistan Navy guard

Deputy Chief of Air staff's son shot down by Pakistan Navy guard

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Ibrahim, son of Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Athar Shams, was critically injured on Friday morning after a Pakistan Navy (PN) guard opened fire on his car when the driver failed to stop the vehicle for ID verification and inspection at the Zafar Gate of Naval Complex entry in Sector E-8.

Ibrahim, a class VIII student in Bahria Town School and College, was accompanied by his younger brother, a student of grade III in the same institution.

Per details, the driver had rushed the car through the entry gate when the incident happened. The bullet fired by the PN guard hit Ibrahim in the spine. He was immediately rushed to the E9 Pakistan Air Force (PAF) hospital where the bullet was successfully removed from his body, however, the injured boy was reported to be in a critical condition. The boy is reported to be paralysed waist down after undergoing medical treatment.

The car, carrying the registration number UE 482, entered the Naval Complex from Bahria gate. It is pertinent to mention here that Bahria gate could only be used by PN officers.

The sentry, identified as Hameed, fired two rounds on the vehicle but the driver managed to ‘escape’ from the scene. Later, the vehicle was found parked outside the PAF hospital.

PAF officials also arrived on the scene of the incident to initiate an investigation into the incident with the help of footage retrieved from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed around the gate. It was revealed that 14-year-old Muhammad Ibrahim and his younger brother were both sons of incumbent Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Athar Shams.