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MPA Farid Khan shot dead in Hangu

June 03, 2013 - Updated 1755 PKT
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HANGU: A newly elected Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Farid Khan was gunned down here on Monday, police said.


According to the police, the incident took place when unidentified assailants opened fire at the car of the MPA, resultantly Farid Khan lost his life while his driver and guard sustained injuries.


Following the killing of Farid, angry protestors took to the streets and damaged several shops in Hangu Bazaar.


Slain Farid Khan was elected from PK-42 Hungu as an independent candidate and later joined Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI).


Farid Khan joined the ruling PTI before taking oath as member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. “I consulted my voters before joining the PTI,” he said.


The MPA had claimed that he had Rs 100 only in his pocket at the time of filing nomination papers and his supporters ran his election campaign.

Reader Comments
I pray to Allah to bless his soul and protect his family from all evils. To Mr. Masood Khan,please join with me in reciting Sure Fateh for the departed soul rather than making sarcastic remarks on IK. regards

Muhammad Akram
No Condolence Statements ,No Strike Calls, No demand to bring Killers to Justice from PTI-CupTan as we have seen in Zahra Appa-Case in Karachi

Abid Hussain Shah
There is No place for Good and Pious people with Character in Our Country,Nice people Have no place in this country except Tears for whole Life

Abid Hussain Shah
Should we still hold dialogue with TTP?

Shows that how important is to make Pakistan, Gun Free. The government should control the Guns and Firearms very strictly. Cancel the licenses and be very very strict to enforce this to safeguard our next generations. PTI has an opportunity to bring this Gun Free culture in Pakistan.

friend of Pakistan
very sad and tragic incident, PTI had lost another leader in less than one month period.

javed mahmood
A very tragic incident,the departed soul may rest in peace and Allah may protect his family. The newly installed government in KPK and the incoming government at the centre should formulate an effective strategy to handle the menace of terrorism either through dialog or the use of force.

Khan Gul
PTI on hit list of TTP.

Samad Orakzai
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