Australian developer, associate killed execution style in Pak hotel room

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Melbourne, May 6 (ANI): The deaths of a Pakistani-Australian developer and his Hong Kong associate are being treated as execution-style murders after their bodies were found in a Pakistan hotel room.

The Australian said Shakhil Haque, chairman of the Sydney-registered Capital Globe investment company, and his Hong Kong-based chief financial officer, Charles Young, were found shot dead on Friday at the Continental Inn, a suburban guesthouse in Islamabad.

The men had flown to Islamabad a week earlier and had been conducting meetings from a second room at the city's five-star Marriott hotel, booked by a Karachi associate.

Police found the bodies of Haque and Young lying on a bed, and a pistol, fitted with a silencer and wiped clean of fingerprints, on the floor of their room, at about 9 p.m. last Friday.

Post-mortem examinations confirmed both men had died of a single bullet wound to the chest.

The room appeared to have been ransacked. Belongings including passports, mobile phones, cash and other valuables were missing.

Police are said to be searching for a man in his late 20s who visited the victims in their room about 11 p.m. last Thursday and stayed for two hours. (ANI)

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