A family fear they're 'sitting ducks' in murder plot after a British takeaway owner and his mother were shot in Pakistan.

Jahangir Hussain, 29, from Blackburn, Lancashire, was gunned down outside his mother's home in the city of Jhelum during one of his frequent visits to the country.

His mother was also shot in the attack on January 9, but is now in recovery.

Mr Hussain ran Zorba Pizza and Balti takeaway with his brother in Rossendale and also made money buying and selling cars in Pakistan.

It is believed he was attacked in a property dispute.

It is thought Mr Hussain and his mother were gunned down after a property dispute
It is thought Mr Hussain and his mother were gunned down after a property dispute

His sister, Nazia Kausar, 42, who is caring for their mother with the other siblings, fears the rest of the family are at risk of another brutal attack.

IT specialist Ms Kausar told the Lancashire Telegraph: “We are really concerned about our safety.

“We have been given a security man outside our home but what happens if we have to go out? They cannot split someone.

“We have been told if we want someone else to do it then we have to get our own security guard but we don’t think we can trust anyone.

Mr Hussain's family fear they are 'sitting ducks' if the killers want to strike again

“The situation is very critical and we cannot push the Pakistan authorities on this. We are the next targets for the people and feel like we are sitting ducks."

Ms Kausar has criticised the investigation in the murder, claiming police are being too slow. She has also called on the British Embassy for support, since the family hold British passports.

Four arrests have been made in connection to the fatal shooting. The suspects are two men aged 60 and 19; a woman and a youth.

They have been bailed until Saturday when they are due to appear at Jhelum District Court.

Police have placed a security guard outside the family's home though they fear this isn't enough protection
Police have placed a security guard outside the family's home though they fear this isn't enough protection

Ms Kausar has raised concerns over her mother's safety in court as gun laws in the region permit the individual ownership of handguns.

She added: “They [police] haven’t provided my brother with any security yet and I was thinking not to send mum into court as people can take weapons into court. What if someone attacked her again, as she was a main target?”

Devastated Ms Kauser also told of the family's shock and says the family need justice for the loss of her brother.

Mr Hussain ran the Zorba and Balti takeaway in Lancashire with his brother
Mr Hussain ran the Zorba and Balti takeaway in Lancashire with his brother

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She added: "We were planning his wedding next year. Everyone loved him.

"At the moment [the] family are in shock and everyone is crying. He was my baby, my brother. We need justice, he was so young and beautiful."

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: "Our staff are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Jhelum, and are in contact with the Pakistani police".