KOHAT: A lawyer was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Parachagan Banda on the Hangu Road here on Friday.

The police said that the moving car of Asif Hussain Advocate was ambushed when he was driving from his house in Khadizai area to the Kohat city district courts. He died on the spot.

Nobody saw the assailants whether they were in a car or on foot as they managed to escape from the scene.

The police shifted the body to the KDA teaching hospital where it was handed over to relatives after autopsy.

The police registered FIR against unknown persons on the complaint of his brother, Mohammad Ikhlaq.

The district police officer visited the crime scene with senior officials and ordered constitution of a joint investigation team to trace the killers.

He then met with the members of the Kohat Bar Association and assured them that no stone would be left unturned in locating the murderers.

It was learnt that a land dispute had been going on between some relatives of the deceased and he had been warned many a time not to meddle in it. But, he took the threat light and continued his support of one party due to which the other side was not happy with him.

Published in Dawn, March 2nd, 2019