Karachi: A senior Pakistani journalist working with the country`s leading media group Dawn was murdered here in the early hours of Thursday, police said.
Murtaza Razvi, a senior assistant editor and head of magazines at Dawn, was found murdered in an office apartment in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area, they said.
"We are investigating into the matter but it is a case of murder because his hands were tied and his body bore torture marks and he had apparently been strangled to death," a police official said.
"He was strangled with a belt. But we are waiting for the postmortem report," he added.
The late journalist`s family has said that he did not have any personal enmity with anyone. They have requested the media not to speculate until the police apprehend his killer(s).
He is survived by his wife and three daughters.
The deceased journalist`s funeral will be held after Friday prayers.
Razvi was one of the most highly qualified journalists, with over two decades of experience. He had worked at a number of renowned publications before joining the Dawn Media Group, where he also held the post of Dawn’s Resident Editor in Lahore.