A police investigating officer familiar with the case said that the President's nephew, Abdul Mutalib, who runs the Jeddah ice cream shop near Lighthouse in the old area of the city had not come forward until late on Wednesday to register a FIR in the case.
"From what we know, some people had demanded extortion money from him, but he refused to pay them. On Tuesday night, they came to his shop and opened fire but ran away after retaliatory fire from some people present there at that time," the officer said.
The case involving the President's nephew has highlighted the prevailing law and order situation in Pakistan's biggest city and specially the menace of extortion rackets being run by criminal gangs as well as extremist religious groups including the Tehreek-e-Taliban in Karachi.
The officer said that until now, the extortionists had not been identified as no formal case had been registered as yet and Mutalib was not traceable.
Mamnoon Hussain, a businessman from the old Karachi area of Burns road, has been elected as the new President of the South Asian nation. SSP Ibadat Nisar also confirmed that until now, no one had formally reported the extortion case to them.


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