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Qaumi Watan Party leader shot dead in Pakistan

A Senior Lawyer And Leader Of Qaumi Watan Party Was Today Shot Dead By Unidentified Motorcycle-borne Gunmen In An Apparent Targeted Killing In Restive Northwestern Region Of Pakistan.

PTI | Updated on: 04 Mar 2017, 11:06:56 PM
Qaumi Watan Party leader shot dead in Pakistan


A senior lawyer and leader of Qaumi Watan Party was on Saturday shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen in an apparent targeted killing in restive northwestern region of Pakistan.

Muhammad Jan Gagyani was killed after gunmen fired indiscriminately on him while he was on his way to court in Charsadda district bordering Mohmand agency, police said.

Gagyani came under firing in Hijizai area of Shabqadar tehsil, they said, adding that the lawyer was rushed to a hospital in Peshawar where he succumbed to his injuries.

The armed men escaped after killing the senior lawyer and the security forces have started a search operation, police said.An FIR has been registered under anti-terrorism law against unknown persons.

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Qaumi Watan Party, headed by former Pakistan Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, is an alliance partner in the ruling coalition government headed by Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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First Published : 04 Mar 2017, 10:57:00 PM

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