Militant gunned down in South Waziristan

Published October 16, 2021
The attackers opened fire on the victim's moving motorcycle in Karez Kot area and escaped. — AFP/File
The attackers opened fire on the victim's moving motorcycle in Karez Kot area and escaped. — AFP/File

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: A militant stated to be affiliated with the Haqqani Network was gunned down by unidentified attackers travelling in a car near Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan tribal district, on Friday.

Witnesses said unknown armed men were apparently chasing the victim, Noor Zaman, who was going from Azam Warsak to Wana town on a motorcycle. The attackers opened fire on the moving motorcycle in Karez Kot area and escaped. Noor Zaman, 33, died on the spot.

Sources said the deceased had returned to South Waziristan from Afghanistan a few days ago. He was in Kabul during the Taliban takeover.

The sources said Noor Zaman’s family had affiliation with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. Locals said the deceased was the first cousin of PTI’s general secretary, South Waziristan chapter Wali Mohammad and PTI youth wing Wana subdivision president Mohammad Sahal Wazir.

Published in Dawn, October 16th, 2021

Opinion

Editorial

02 Dec 2021

Funding for polls

THE PTI government’s autocratic mentality is again on full display, even as it feigns adherence to the law....
02 Dec 2021

Soaring prices

PRICES are surging. And they are increasing at a much faster pace than anticipated, burdening millions of...
Ali Wazir’s bail
Updated 02 Dec 2021

Ali Wazir’s bail

IT has been a long time coming, but MNA and Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement leader Ali Wazir has finally been granted bail...
Covid funds controversy
Updated 01 Dec 2021

Covid funds controversy

A COMPREHENSIVE and detailed report by the auditor general of Pakistan on the utilisation of Covid-19 funds by the...
01 Dec 2021

Sindh LG law

THE Sindh Local Government Act, 2013, introduced by the PPP to roll back the Musharraf-era local bodies system in ...
Monster of circular debt
Updated 01 Dec 2021

Monster of circular debt

The crisis facing the energy sector cannot be tackled sustainably without taming the many elephants in the room.