Balochistan education minister gunned down

Balcoh minister murder FIR lodged against unnamed offenders

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Updated at: 1100 PST, Monday, October 26, 2009

QUETTA: The funeral prayer of slain education minister of Balochistan Shafiq Ahmed Khan will be said in Eid Gah located on Taloghi Road here at 2:30pm today and he will be laid to rest in his native Kasi graveyard, meanwhile, police claimed to have lodged the FIR of his murder case against unidentified assailants in Quaidabad police station, Geo news reported on Monday.

According to details, Baloch education minister and PPP leader Shafiq Ahmed Khan was gunned down by unknown culprits outside his home on Sunday afternoon.

Police sources said the case against unknown murderers was registered on complain of his brother Tahir Mehmood here in Quaidabad police station late on Sunday night.

Provincial home minister told Geo news, following the brutal murder of education minister, the security measures, all across province particularly in provincial capital Quetta, have been beefed up, meanwhile, four top-level teams have kicked off investigation into tragedy.

Anjuman of Balochistan Traders (ABT) has called for observance of complete shutter down strike to express protest and condolence with family of deceased minister which will be jointly backed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, sources said.

Also, city nazim Quetta has announced closure of all district government’s offices throughout city to express condolence over minister’s murder, sources added.

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Mourners comfort each other at the house of slain Balochistan Education Minister Shafiq Ahmed Khan in Quetta. – Photo by AFP.

QUETTA: Balochistan’s Education Minister Shafiq Ahmed Khan was shot dead in front of his house here on Sunday. One of his close relatives was injured in the attack. Mr Khan, 55, belonged to the PPP.

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Police official killed in blast

By Munawer Azeem || www.dawn.com
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 | 04:24 AM PST

ISLAMABAD, Oct 24: A Motorway Police officer died when terrorists riding a car blew up explosives on the M2 close to the Lillah Interchange near Kalar Kahar.

Officials were not sure whether the blast was caused by explosives planted in the vehicle or a terrorist wearing a suicide jacket.

Police said that they had prior information about two suspicious vehicles travelling on the Motorway.

Courtsey: The News || Dawn

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