Female school teacher gunned down in Khyber Agency

She was shot thrice in the upper parts of body, says political administration.


Our Correspondent March 26, 2013
Earlier, multiple aid workers and teachers were killed in the Khyber Agency.

JAMRUD: A female teacher of a community school was gunned down by unknown militants in Shakas area of Jamrud, a subdivision in Khyber Agency, in the early hours of Tuesday.

Political administration official of Jamrud, Asmatullah Wazir, said that two unknown armed men, travelling on a motorbike, intercepted the teacher in one of the street in Shah Kas and opened fire injuring her severely at around 9am.

He further added that the teacher identified as Shahnaz was on her way to the Girl Communal School, a community primary school established by Malik Khanwali.

Wazir also said that after the incident, Malik along with his Khasadar personnel shifted the teacher to Hayatabad Medical Complex in his ambulance and reported the event to the political administration official.

“The teacher was rushed to the operation theatre for surgery, however, after three hours of struggle she died. She was shot thrice in the upper parts of her body,” Wazir said and explained that the teacher Shahnaz was the daughter of Ishtiaq, a resident of Ganj area inside the walled city.

Wazir said that the body was handed over to the father and relatives.

Shahnaz wasn’t the first victim that was targeted in the troubled area adjacent to the Peshawar city. Earlier, multiple aid workers and teachers were killed in the Khyber Agency.

Earlier in October 2012, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Swat valley, Malala Yousafzai, was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education.

COMMENTS (16)

Redi Gul | 8 years ago | Reply

Can one believe that this was the statement of Qaid-e-Azam about the then North West Frontier Province?, " Don't forget the minority provinces. It is they who have spread the light when there was darkness in the majority provinces. It is they who were the spearheads that the cogress wanted to crush...... We have got a great deal to do.... Our goal is clear; our demands are clear". Why do we protest the attacks on Shahnaz and Malala when, in fact, we are going to vote for the same looters of ANP and the same protecters of Islam from JUI? Is it important to stop killing of innocent women than changing the name of a province, to gain some more votes from the dumbs and make some more money? The Government and ministers of the ANP broke all the records of corruption, loot and plunder of the treasury during their rule. The sacrifices of some of the leaders of the ANP is totally a different and separate story, so don't go there. We accept and salute that. But the real tragedy is, that the MPAs and ministers cashed these sacrifices bluntly and cowardly. The finance minister ( a PPP MPA) of the KPK has more sophisticated security system/detector on his main entrance than any, installed in the airports of the UK and the USA. Is he more special human being than a female teacher? Yes, he is. This is the story of the ANP now. They did not have time to spare for taking steps to protect the 'people'. These practices and luxuries of these so-called leaders, and our habit of blind imitation are costing us the lives of teachers and innocent people. But we will always beat the drum of the sacrifices of the leaders of the party and make money for our children, out of it. The children of these ministers are more blessed by God than the common people of this country. They need more protection because, if they are not safe, who will rule the country tomorrow? Producing teachers is not that big a problem or is it?

Mehsud | 8 years ago | Reply

@Syed: And we reject everything else...

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