A local Awami National Party (ANP) leader, Anwarul Haq, was gunned down in Mohmandabad by unidentified assailants on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was ANP’s caretaker general secretary for the city and had previously served as deputy general secretary for Peshawar district. A Yakatoot police official said Haq was at a shop when three people riding two motorcycles shot at him, killing him on the spot.
Enraged by Haq’s murder, relatives and party workers protested in the afternoon on GT Road near Qila Bala Hisar, and blocked traffic for at least 30 minutes. They demanded the arrest of those responsible for the ANP leader’s targeted killing.
Meanwhile, the bodies of a young woman and a boy were discovered in Hayatabad on Tuesday morning. Their bodies were stuffed in gunny bags and thrown in a nullah in Hayatabad Phase-III. Police believe the woman was 20 years old while the boy was around 13 years of age.
“Their identity is still unknown but they were probably strangled to death,” said an official at Yakatoot police station.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2014.