Pakistani scholar gunned down in US

Pakistani scholar gunned down in US

Agency News

Washington, Mar 2 : Pakistani Philosopher and scholar Javed Bhutto was gunned down outside a convenience store, here.

Bhutto, 64, was murdered on Friday morning around 1100 hrs, The Washington Post reported. A 45-year-old Hilman Jordan was taken into police custody and charged with Bhutto's murder.

The shooter was reported to have been a neighbour, who was involved in a dispute with Bhutto. Bhutto was the husband of journalist Nafisa Hoodbhoy and brother-in-law of eminent Pakistani physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy.

Bhutto had served as the head of the Philosophy Department at Sindh University before moving to the US. (UNI)