Political Worker Murdered in Yakatot Area, Sectarian Element Suspected
PESHAWAR: An political worker of Awami National Party (ANP) was killed when unidentified gunmen targeted him on Friday in Yakatot area triggering protests from area residents.
According to police, unidentified assailants targeted Imdad Hussain Jafri, an ANP office bearer and Shia notable, a few yards away from Yakatot police station, killing the political worker on the spot.
Residents of the area, mostly people from Shia community, started protesting against the police after the incident and blocked the road.
An angry protester told media, “Hundreds of our men have been killed in the past too, but the police has not taken any action against the murderers.”
Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Yakatot Shaukat tried to convince the protesters to call off their protest but in vain.
Later, ANP leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Mian Saeed arrived at the spot and assured the protesters of timely arrest of the culprits, upon which, the crowd dispersed.
Imdad Hussain Jafri was an ANP office bearer from PK-2 constituency of Peshawar.
ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan condemned the killing of the party office bearer in strong words accusing KP police and provincial government of being negligent.
"Where is PTI's model police? political workers are being killed day in and day out but this police is doing nothing to prevent such incidents," said the ANP chief.
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