PESHAWAR: Awami National Party leader Najma Haneef was shot dead in the Hayatabad area of Peshawar on Friday evening.
According to police reports, the ANP candidate was shot in the head by unknown assailants inside her house in Phase I of the locality.
Police officials said they were informed half an hour after the incident since she was alone in the house. The attackers managed to escape the scene.
ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan condemned the killing and appealed to the provincial government to catch the perpetrators.
Soon after the incident, police launched a search operation in the area and arrested some suspects while her body was sent for a postmortem.
Her husband, ANP Tehsil Nazim Haneef Jadoon was earlier killed in a suicide attack in Swabi on the second day of Eidul Fitr in 2011.
At the time, he was accompanied by their two sons, a guard and a worker.
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