Two charity workers shot dead in Charsadda: Police

Published: January 5, 2013
Policemen inspect a car after unknown armed men shot dead two men at a market in it in Charsadda on January 5, 2012. PHOTO: AFP

Policemen inspect a car after unknown armed men shot dead two men at a market in it in Charsadda on January 5, 2012. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen Saturday shot dead two Pakistani charity workers involved in an education project in Charsadda, police said.

Zakir Hussain, head of the education wing of the Al-Khidmat Foundation in Charsadda, was attacked with his driver as they were on the way to visit one of the schools being run by the charity.

“Two gunmen fired at them in Utmanzai town, seven kilometres north of Charsadda, and escaped on a motorcycle after the attack,” senior police official Nisar Khan Marwat told AFP.

An official for the Al-Khidmat charity also confirmed the attack.

A representative for an alliance of non-governmental organisations in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province demanded the attackers be arrested.

“We strongly condemn the attack on Al-Khidmat Foundation vehicle and killing of its workers and demand arrest of the attackers,” Idrees Kamal, the coordinator of Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network (PCSN), said in a statement.

On Tuesday, seven charity workers including six women and a man working for a Pakistani health and education charity involved in vaccinations were shot dead on their way home from a community centre in Swabi district.


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Reader Comments (5)

  • Maria
    Jan 5, 2013 - 7:00PM

    How brave of these anti state cowards! They can only attack women, children, unarmed charity workers or prisoners to please their foreign masters. It only shows me that the Pakistani military must be defeating them so soundly that all they can do is choose the most vulnerable of people to attack.


  • Saleem
    Jan 5, 2013 - 7:14PM

    There are no foreign masters. These are home grown jihadis. We are reaping rewards of what the isi/army sowed in the past few decades. And people like tsunami khan will give his twisted logic that these attacks are the consequence of drone attacks.


  • Sajjad Ahmad Jan
    Jan 5, 2013 - 9:48PM

    Zakir Hussain was a great guy and he was Director Al-Khidmat Education System KPK which is running Taameer-e-Seerat Model Schools in all the province. The other guy who was shot dead was Zakir’s driver. Zakir was my friend and he was working with Al-Khidmat for last 12 years. He was doing a great job in education sector in KPK. But I think he lost his life because of fight between some big forces in the province!!!


  • Freedom Seeker
    Jan 5, 2013 - 10:31PM

    Now JI joined the list of victims and surely will support operation against TTP and alike. I hope PLMN and PTI will learn lesson from JI before loosing some dear one to change their minds.


  • Sher Ghazi
    Jan 6, 2013 - 12:56AM

    When ever International Organizations elements and specially expats working and freely movement in conflict regions such incidents will happen on daily basis.


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