QUETTA: A local woman leader of the PTI was shot dead by unknown armed men in the provincial capital.

Armed men on a motorcycle opened fire at Nargis Mengal near Shaheen Bunga­lows, killing her on the spot.

According to the police, the incident took place late on Saturday night near her house.

“Ms Mengal suffered multiple bullet injuries which caused her instant death,” hospital officials said.

Police reached the area after receiving information about the incident and shifted the body to Civil Hospital.

According to the police, Ms Mengal was a local PTI leader and last year her three children were slaughtered at their home. One of her daughters survived the assault. Ms Mengal was not present there at the time of the attack.

Police have arrested a van driver who was hired by Ms Mengal for pick and drop service. “We are looking for her husband who could be involved in the murder,” a senior police officer said, adding that her husband had been missing since her murder.

Published in Dawn, August 22nd, 2022

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