Former chief of the Karachi police Shahid Hayat breathed his last on Tuesday after fighting a prolonged battle with cancer, according to a spokesman for the Sindh police.
Hayat had been under treatment at a private hospital in Karachi. He served as the city’s police chief during the Karachi Operation launched in 2013 with an aim to cleanse the megapolis of all criminal elements.
Sindh Inspector General Kaleem Imam expressed extreme sorrow over Additional Inspector General Hayat’s demise, said Sindh police spokesman Sohail Jokhio. He paid a tribute to his services for the police department.
IG Imam extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
The spokesman said that funeral prayers for Hayat will be offered at the Garden Police Headquarters at 01:45 pm on Wednesday.