Pakistan: Prominent lawyer shot dead in targeted attack in Shabqadar

March 4, 2017

The Express Tribune

Prominent lawyer and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) nationalist leader, Muhammad Jan Gigyani was gunned down on Saturday in an act of targeted killing in Shabqadar, a small town in Charsadda tehsil of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

Police said Gigyani was on his way to a local court located in Haji Zai Shabqadar along with his nephew when unidentified motorcyclists opened fire at their vehicle on main Peshawar Shabqadar Road.

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As a result of the attack that occurred at 9:00am today, the QWP leader and his nephew were critically injured.

They were taken to the Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, where Gigyani succumbed to his injuries. His nephew is still being given medical treatment.



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