Police officials examine the murder site of PML-N leader Saleem Jadoon on Patel Road, Quetta on Wednesday. – Online Photo

QUETTA: A PML-N leader was gunned down outside his office in the Patel road area of the city on Wednesday.

According to police, Saleem Jadoon, a former union council nazim, was in the basement of his office along with some friends when a man called him outside. When he stepped out the man who was wearing a mask opened fire.

He was immediately taken to the civil hospital and later to the Combined Military Hospital where he died. Hospital sources said the bullet had hit him in the head.

PML-N activists gathered at the hospital and took the body to his house.

The activists led by MNA Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasar marched on different roads of the city and gathered outside the Quetta Press Club.

They raised slogans against the government and demanded immediate arrest of the killer.

Sardar Yaqoob Khan said Mr Jadoon had been killed to sabotage the polling for LA-30 in Quetta.

He alleged that after the incident supporters of MQM freely cast bogus votes in the election.

He accused the provincial government of having failed to protect people.

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