LOWER DIR: Unknown assailants shot dead a government schoolteacher when they opened fire on a car in Maidan area of Lower Dir on Thursday night.

The Lal Qila police officials said the deceased, Saeedullah, 30, a resident of Daboono village of Maidan, was an IT teacher at government high school, Mian Banda Timergara. He was on his way home when the car he was driving was ambushed at Galgot area. He was seriously injured and taken to the district headquarters hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.

The local residents said the deceased was driving the car of one Attaullah Advocate, a local PPP leader, who was not present in the car at time of the attack. They said apparently Attaullah was the target.

The deceased left behind a widow and a minor baby. Moving scenes were witnessed during his funeral prayers.

The deceased’s father, Bakht Zaman, told reporters that he was proud of being the father of a martyr. He said the family had no enmity with anyone.

Published in Dawn, October 3rd, 2020

Opinion

Editorial

Horror in Sialkot
Updated 05 Dec 2021

Horror in Sialkot

All it takes now is an allegation of blasphemy and an individual or two to incite a mob to commit murder.
05 Dec 2021

Iran deadlock

EFFORTS to revive the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Austrian capital of Vienna appear to be deadlocked, and...
05 Dec 2021

Reality of AIDS

AS World AIDS Day was marked on Dec 1, it came as a sobering reminder of how newer, major health hazards — the...
Stock market carnage
Updated 04 Dec 2021

Stock market carnage

PAKISTAN’S stock market has been on a downward ride for the last several months as a result of deteriorating...
04 Dec 2021

Omicron threat

THE NCOC has suggested installing more oxygen plants in various parts of the country as the new Covid-19 variant,...
04 Dec 2021

UK spymaster speaks

A RECENT speech by the chief of MI6 — the UK’s external intelligence agency — provided a key insight into the...