Pakistan: Lawyer shot dead in Sheikhupura

May 16, 2017

Female lawyer shot dead in Sheikhupura

Two identified persons shot and killed a woman, who was later found out to be a lawyer, in Hiran Minar, Sheikhupura.

According to the police, the lawyer, Alia Shehzadi, was going to the local court when unidentified persons shot her dead Tuesday morning. Shehzadi was a resident of an area near Hiran Minar.

The district bar association has announced a strike to protest killing of the lawyer.

Around two months back, a local lawyer was gunned down near Nankana Sahib.

Advocate Malik Saleem Latif was on his way to a local court on a motorbike along with his son Advocate Farhan, when the former was targetted and shot at by “unidentified attackers”.

The deceased was a relative of Nobel laureate Abdus Salam.

The murder sparked outrage in the legal fraternity that boycotted the courts.



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