LAHORE - A local newspaper staffer was shot and injured by two robbers in the Garhi Shahu police precincts early on Thursday.

Jahangir Ahmed was heading home after work when he was waylaid by two gun-toting youths on the Garhi Shahu flyover at around 3.30am. The criminals were already robbing an elderly motorcyclist when they noticed Jahangir approaching them. They took him hostage at gunpoint and snatched money from his wallet. The father of two was rushed to Services Hospital. It was later revealed that at least five armed robberies had been reported from that particular spot on Wednesday. Police sources and residents said many people have been looted on the Garhi Shahu flyover.