Police have arrested three suspects involved in the murder of professor, Salman Shoukat, who was found dead on 9th May.

A software engineer killed his company’s CEO over unpaid salary in Karachi, highlighting the severe economic challenges in Pakistan. The incident, which unfolded on Tuesday, brought to light the escalating frustrations among workers facing financial hardships due to delayed or unpaid wages.

Software Engineer Killed Company’s CEO Over Unpaid Salary

Shoaib Khan, a former web developer, visited his old workplace at a software house on Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi on Monday evening. Khan had resigned from his position three months earlier due to unpaid salaries. Upon confronting the CEO, Naveed Khan, a heated argument ensued, leading Shoaib to stab Naveed with a knife found in the office. Despite being rushed to the hospital, the CEO succumbed to his injuries during transit.

Tariq Mehmood, the station house officer at Tipu Sultan police station, confirmed Shoaib’s arrest on murder charges. “Shoaib Khan confessed to stabbing the deceased after an argument over unpaid salaries,” Mehmood stated. The officer also noted that the act did not seem premeditated as Shoaib used a knife from the office rather than carrying a weapon with him.

The Dire Economic Conditions

The incident highlights the dire economic conditions in Pakistan, where rising living costs and financial instability are pushing individuals to extreme actions. Imtiaz Khan, the brother of the deceased and also an employee at the company, witnessed the aftermath. “We rushed Naveed to the hospital, but he did not survive,” he recounted. Naveed leaves behind a widow and three children, the youngest of whom was born just ten days before the tragedy.

This case is a stark reminder of the economic struggles affecting many in Pakistan. Just last week, in a related but separate incident, a man in Sindh’s Naushahro Feroze district was arrested for burying his daughter alive, driven by the inability to afford her medical treatment. Such stories illustrate the desperate measures some are compelled to take amid financial crises.

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