THE sister of a Blackburn businessman who was shot dead in Pakistan has paid tribute to her ‘friendly and charming’ brother.

Jahangir Hussain, who ran a takeaway, died after he was attacked as he left his mother’s home in Jhelum in the Punjab. She was also shot but survived the attack.

Nazia Kausar, speaking from Pakistan, said the 29-year-old was due to get married next year.

She said: “My brother was a lovely guy, very friendly and charming.

“He used to make us laugh all the time. When I was upset I used to call him and he would make me happy.”

The former Pleckgate High School pupil ran Zorba Balti, Bacup Road in Waterfoot, with his brother Qader Hussain.

Ms Kausar, 42, said she has been overwhelmed by the messages of support from people in both Blackburn and Pakistan.

She said: “People from England and Pakistan and around the world have been contacting us to say they are so sad.

“He was a darling person and everyone is missing him.

“He never got angry about anything and was helpful to everyone.”

She added the he was a charitable and caring person who would help people less fortunate than himself.

Mr Hussain lived in Blackburn but had been helping care for his mum Tasneen Kausar for the past two years in Pakistan.

Ms Kausar said: “He was buying and selling cars in Pakistan and was a very intelligent guy.”

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Jahangir Hussain

She described how she would visit her brother in Pakistan and bring him items, such as fragrances.

She added: “I have seen some of them, which made me sad.”

The funeral for the former Blackburn College student was on Friday.

It is believed that he was killed over a property dispute and police in Pakistan have arrested three people as part of their murder investigation.

A youth, a man and a woman are due back in court next week after being questioned and released on bail.

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Ms Kausar, who works for IBM in Sale, says they are caring for their mum who was shot in the cheek and cannot return to England as they fear for her safety while she remains in Pakistan.

She said: “I want help from the British authorities and hope the media can put pressure on the police and authorities to find out who did this. We want the perpetrator to be caught and punished for committing this inhumane act.”