Shahid Hayat, the Federal Investigation Agency’s Director South, is critically ill and on a ventilator after suffering from a lungs collapse.
Hayat has been put on a ventilator at the Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
He previously served as Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) in Karachi.
Generally seen as a straight-forward police official, Hayat has many high-profile cases to his credit. However, it was his involvement in the Mir Murtaza Bhutto murder case that kept him in the news for a long time.
Some high-profile cases whose investigation Hayat headed included the supervision of the probe into the Shahzeb murder case, which culminated in the successful custody of Shahrukh Jatoi, since convicted, and his return to Karachi to face trial. Another case related to the arrest of a man known as the ‘white corolla wallah’.
Hayat was also leading the investigation into the fake degrees scandal involving Axact, in Karachi. He also supervised the investigation into the Abbas Town bombing and arrested several suspects.
According to Hayat, he graduated from Punjab University and briefly joined the police service in Punjab in 1991 before he started his long stint in the Sindh police.