An active peace committee member and higher secondary school principal was gunned down in Khartamay Khwar area of Maidan tehsil, Lower Dir district on Wednesday.
Abdul Hameed, an official at the Lal Qila Maidan police station said that Ghulam Akbar, was running a government school in Bagh Maidan. He was on his way to school, when three unidentified assailants hiding in a stream opened fire at him killing him instantly.
The official said that locals and police rushed to the area soon after the incident and shifted the body for autopsy to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Lal Qila. Hameed added that they arrested 15 suspects after the incident.
Officials say the headmaster was an active member of the Maidan peace committee and presumed that he might have been killed by elements who wanted unrest in the region.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2012.