National swimmer shot dead outside his residence in Rawalpindi
On Jan 11, unidentified assailants gunned down a 23 year-old professional swimmer, Muhammad Mustufa Awan, in the Dhok Faryal district of Rawalpindi’s Jatli town.
According to the police, Mustafa, who was also an employee of an intelligence agency, was on his way home during his departmental leave and was standing outside his house when he was shot. Police sent the body to the tehsil headquarters hospital for a postmortem examination.
City Police Officer, Sajid Kayani has asked sub-divisional police officer, Gujjar Khan, to investigate the incident from all angles and arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible. “Those involved in the incident will be arrested and brought to justice,” the top official added.
In 2021, Mustufa competed in a number of major swimming tournaments, including the Olympics and the World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi.