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JUI-F leader shot dead in Lower Dir

By Haleem Asad 2016-08-12
TIMERGARA: The district deputy general secretary JUI-F and an active member of Talash Dushkhel Qaumi Jirga, Syed Shah Ali Khan, was shot dead by unidentified persons in Amlook Darra in the limits of Talash police station on Thursday morning.

Sources said that unidentified persons opened firing on him when he was asleep in the lawn of his house in Amlook Darra Talash village. The JUI-F leader died on the spot.

The killers managed to escape after committing the crime. Police registered a case against unidentified persons and started investigation. The heirs of the deceased did not name anyone in the FIR.

The local chapter of JUI-F held a protest demonstration against the killing of its leader and demanded immediate arrest of the killers. Hundreds of workers, led by JUI-F provincial chief Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan, blocked Timergara-Chakdara Road in Talash for some time.

The protesters were addressed by Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan, Maulana Nabi Shah, Qazi Ayazud Din, Mufti Khalid Mehmood and others. They said that it was responsibility of the state to provide security to all citizens.

They set a 72-hour deadline for arrest of the killers. They threatened to take to streets if police failed to arrest the killers.

ROBBERIES: The residents of different areas of Jandol on Thursday said that incidents of robbery were on the rise and police failed to arrest the robbers.

Talking to local journalists in Samar Bagh, they said that robbers looted six tola gold ornament and Rs200,000 cash from the house of Umar Said in Ghund Shuntala village the other night.

They said that robbers also barged into the house of Zar Gul in Surano village and took away two tola gold ornament and Rs50,000 cash. They said that robbers also deprived Badshah Hassan of a Kalashnikov, a pistol and Rs200,000.

They demanded of police high ups to take notice of the growing incidents of robbery in Jandol and protect lives and properties of people.