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British takeaway owner shot dead and mum injured over property dispute as family fears for their lives in Pakistan

A BRITISH man has been shot dead and his mum badly injured in a property dispute in Pakistan.

Takeaway owner Jahangir Hussain, 29, was killed as he left his mother's home and she was shot in the head in an attack the family say has left them fearing for their safety.

He ran the Zorba Pizza and Balti takeaway with his brother in Rossendale, Lancashire and frequently travelled to Pakistan to visit family.

Mr Hussain’s sister Nazia Kausar is caring for their mother alongside her brother and sisters in the city of Jhelum.

Despite local police protection she says the family are “sitting ducks” and is appealing to the British Embassy for help with their security.

“We are really concerned about our safety,” the 42-year-old IT worker told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

“We have been given a security man outside our home but what happens if we have to go out?”

“Weed help from the British Embassy as we are British citizens with British passports and we are not being protected.”

Kausar had previously spoken of her grief at her brother's murder.

SAFETY FEARS

“We were planning his wedding next year. Everyone loved him.We need justice, he was so young and beautiful,” she told the BBC.

She said people from England, Pakistan and around their world have called to offer their condolences at his death.

Pakistani police said a 60-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the murder.

Three others arrested - a youth, a man and a woman, have been bailed until Saturday when they are due to appear at Jhelum District Court.

Blackburn MP Kate Hollern said she is making representations both to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office on the family’s behalf.

“This is a very sad case and the family's fears for safety are understandable,” she said.

“I am hopeful that those responsible for this terrible murder will soon be brought to justice.”

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

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