Key ANP leader shot dead in Charsadda
PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen on Monday shot dead a key local political leader in Pakistan’s restive northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, police officials said.
Sabiullah Khan, senior vice president of Charsadda district chapter of the Awami National Party’s (ANP) — the ruling party in the province — was attacked in Darabo village in Shabqadar tehsil’s Battagram area. One other person was also injured in the attack
Shabqadar local police official Wahid Gul confirmed that the ANP leader was dead. He said that the Khan “was going to his home village when he was shot dead.”
Arbab Tahir ANP’s information secretary confirmed that death of Sabiullah. He said that he was key leader of ANP in Charsadda district and had been recently promoted to senior vice president.
The body of the deceased was shifted to the DHQ hospital. No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.