Mohammad Dawood Musa, senior adviser to the Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI), was killed by unknown individuals in Kabul yesterday.
Mohammad Dawood Musa was wounded by a gunman near his home at 8:30 am on Monday and died after being taken to hospital.
Dawood's relatives claim that a gunman first took him out of his car and then shot him in the heart.
“A man shot him in the heart about a meter away and then got in the car and fled,” said Zayed Siddiq, a friend of Mohammad Dawood Musa.
According to his friends, Mr. Musa was considered a prominent businessperson in the country since the time of Zahir Shah.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) said that Musa played a key role in drafting the Afghanistan-Pakistan Investment Law, tax law and transit agreements.
ACCI added that Mohammad Dawood Musa represented Mercedes-Benz in Afghanistan and played a key role in the growth of the country's private sector.
“I ask the Islamic Emirate to find the killer of Dawood Musa and bring him to justice,” said Khanjan Alokozai, member of the board of the ACCI
“In the private sector, this is a huge loss. In the future, the Islamic Emirate must pay attention to protecting the lives and property of traders,” said Naqibullah Safi, chairman of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce.
Although the Kabul Police Command confirmed Mr. Dawood's assassination, it declined to discuss the matter.
In the meantime, Zabulyar Gharanai, another businessman in the construction sector, was injured by kidnappers on Sunday. His relatives are asking the authorities to arrest the perpetrators of this incident.
“Zabulyar's family still has no information about this case, and this is the third day that my uncle is in the hospital and is unconscious,” said Shaheryar Gharni, nephew of Zabulyar Gharanai.
The Chamber of Commerce and Investment says that the increase in killings and kidnappings of businessmen has raised serious concerns among the country's businessmen and that the Islamic Emirate should pay serious attention to this.