Unidentified assailants gunned down a doctor in Faqirabad in yet another target killing incident.
Dr Tahseenullah was examining a patient in his clinic in Sardar Ahmad Jan Colony on Monday, when two unidentified men on a motorcycle parked outside. One of the men entered the clinic and shot the doctor several times.
Dr Tahseenullah was critically wounded and rushed to Lady Reading Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The doctor had resided close to the clinic for the past few years.
He belonged to Lakaro, a Taliban-stronghold in Mohmand Agency. According to the police, Dr Tahseenullah was the nephew of Malik Zargar Khan, a strong pro-government figure also from Mohmand, who was killed by militants.
“His family has registered an FIR against the unnamed suspects,” said a Faqirabad police official.
The police suspect militants were behind the targeted attack.
The deceased completed his medical degree in Russia after an FSc from Mohmand Agency.
In the past five years, more than two dozen pro-government tribal elders have been killed in Peshawar alone.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2013.