School principal shot dead in Gwadar

Published: December 4, 2014
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Police say teacher shot seven times — in head and upper torso. STOCK IMAGE

Police say teacher shot seven times — in head and upper torso. STOCK IMAGE

QUETTA: A private school principal Zahid Askani was shot dead by unidentified assailants near Oasis school in the port city of Gwadar on Thursday.

Askani was the founder of the school which was primarily a co-education institution and an English language teaching centre.

“Principal of the school was on his way to school when armed men on motorbike intercepted him and opened fire at him leading to his instant death,” said an official of Panjgur Police Station.

The attackers managed to flee from the scene after committing the crime.

“He was shot seven times — in head and upper torso,” police confirmed.

The body was shifted to a state-run hospital in Gwadar for autopsy.

The slain teacher was the resident of Panjgur and had set up modern schooling system in the port city.

He was one of the few individuals in the city who had acquired education from abroad and came back to work for the community.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • KM
    Dec 4, 2014 - 3:08PM

    What a sick sick world we live in. Completely atrocious. lets just go ahead and kill anyone who’s trying to do something good in Pakistan, something to support generations and children for the years to come, something to help Gwadar change its future. God.

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  • Ali
    Dec 4, 2014 - 3:27PM

    Sometimes I feel for Pakistan…Anything or anyone who is good for the country gets eliminated by unknown hands….Sigh

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  • Ahmad
    Dec 4, 2014 - 4:13PM

    Very sad, indeed,,,

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  • Shuaib
    Dec 4, 2014 - 11:38PM

    It is an absolute shame and utter disgrace this happened :'(

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  • Umrani
    Dec 5, 2014 - 2:06AM

    Great loss to the Baloch nation.

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  • Adnan
    Dec 5, 2014 - 9:22AM

    @Umrani – Please Note Baloch isnt a nation but a race. but this incident is sad as he was serving Balochistan whereas he could have achieved a good position in any multinational corporation. May ALLAH give these militants some sense so that they start letting people develop this province.

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Dec 5, 2014 - 6:39PM

    Not a difficult place to locate the killer and found the motive if some one from agency is determined to find.

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  • shari alu
    Dec 6, 2014 - 11:54AM

    Biggest loss for gwader.if any one will try so criminal can be arrested very easily.what was principle zahid askani,s poilt just giving educationRecommend

  • shari aliali
    Dec 6, 2014 - 12:01PM

    A biggest loss for gwader.Recommend

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