PESHAWAR, Aug 30: A member of a local peace committee was shot dead at Matani Bazaar on the suburbs of Peshawar on Thursday evening.

Sources said that a teenager opened firing on Ahmad Gul, the peace body member, with his pistol and left the bazaar calmly without any fear. The injured was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in critical condition but he succumbed to his wounds.

Sources said that several members of the deceased’s family were present at the bazaar but they could not dare to chase the attacker.

They said that Niaz Wali, a son of the deceased, was also an active member of Matani Peace Committee and a close associate of former head of Bazidkhel Qaumi Lashkar Fahimur Rehman. Mr Wali was killed in July in Nowshera on the charges that he was involved in kidnapping of two police commandos.

The two police commandos were stated to be guards of Fahimur Rehman, who along with his three close associates was found dead in a land cruiser on Ring Road Peshawar in June this year.

An official of rural police said that Ahmad Gul had assured Taliban that his son would not support the peace body and requested them to avoid action against him. “But now he himself also lost his life,” he added. — Bureau Report

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