KARACHI - Murtaza Razvi, senior assistant editor (head of magazines) of an English newspaper was murdered in the city in the early hours on Thursday.

Police said Murtaza Razvi’s body was found from an office flat in DHA. His hands were tied and there were torture marks on the body, and apparently he had been strangled to death.

However, police said the real cause of death will be established after the post-mortem. Late Mr Razvi’s family has said that he did not have any personal enmity with anyone. They have requested the media not to speculate till such time the police apprehend his killer(s).

Murtaza Razvi was one of the most highly qualified journalists, with over two decades of experience. Murtaza had worked in a number of known publications.

Murtaza had also held the post of Dawn’s Resident Editor in Lahore. Later on he had moved to Karachi to take over as Dawn’s magazines editor. He is survived by his widow and three daughters.