Two persons, including son of a well-known Pashto poet Professor Dr Syal Khan Kakar, were killed in the provincial capital of Balochistan on Thursday.
According to the police, armed assailants shot and killed Aymal Khan Kakar and the watchman of the farm house in the Chashma Achuzai area of Quetta.
The assailants managed to flee from the crime scene soon after committing the murder. The deceased were identified as Aymal Khan, son of Pashto poet Syal Khan Kakar, and watchman Mohammad Essa.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the killing. According to the police the investigations are underway.
A day earlier, leader of Balochistan National Party (BNP) was gunned down along with his guard on Quetta’s Arbab Khan Road.
Malik Naveed Dehwar was traveling in his car when unidentified men opened fire at him, killing the political leader and his gunman. Another gunman of the BNP leader sustained injuries during the attack.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2017.