PPP MPA Shahnaz Ansari gunned down in Sindh village

February 16, 2020

NAWABSHAH: PPP MPA from Sindh Assembly Shahnaz Ansari was murdered on Saturday in district Naushehro Feroze when she was attending the Chehlum of her brother in law, in what is largely suspected to...

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NAWABSHAH: PPP MPA from Sindh Assembly Shahnaz Ansari was murdered on Saturday in district Naushehro Feroze when she was attending the Chehlum of her brother in law, in what is largely suspected to be the result of a property feud.

MPA Ansari had gone to visit village Dil Murad Khokhar, district Naushehro Feroze to attend the Chehlum of her brother-in-law. During the Fateha, she was attacked and received six bullets in the chest. Ansari was rushed to Peoples Medical College Hospital but succumbed to her injuries on the way.

According to family sources, MPA Shahnaz Ansari was involved in a family feud over a property and was barred by the brothers of her deceased brother in law, Dr Zahid Khokhar, from visiting the village. SSP Nausharoferoz Dr. Muhammed Farooq Ahmed, told that during the Chehlum accused Waqar Ahmed had a heated argument with the deceased MPA during the Chehlum. In the heat of the moment, Waqar allegedly opened fire seriously injuring the MPA and escaped.

Our Sukkur correspondent adds: The MPA's brother in law Dr.Zahid Hussain Khohar had transferred all his property to his wife and children during his lifetime. In her letter to SSP Nausharoferoz and DC Nausharoferoz, MPA Shahnaz Ansar had informed the officers that her sister's brother in law Akhtar Ali Khokhar and his son Waqar Khokhar had forcibly occupied that property. Besides, they were hurling life threats to the MPA to prevent her from visiting the village and helping her sister.

Besides husband Dr Abdul Hameed Ansari, deceased PPP MPA has left behind, two sons and two daughters. She was elected on a PPP ticket on reserved seat from Naushehro Feroze. Her visibly disturbed husband Dr Khokar said his wife was receiving threats and they had sought police protection but the law enforcement agency did not respond. The police cordoned off village Ali Murad Khokhar and were collecting evidence and recording initial statements at the time of the filing of the story.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah directed Chief Secretary Sindh to furnish a report from DIG and Divisional Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad. The chief minister questioned the district police as to why protection was not provided to MPA Shahnaz Ansari when she had expressed threats to her life from the suspects.

A cross-section of political leaders including those of PPP and others parties expressed their shock over the murder of the PPP MPA. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, Minister Imtiaz Shaikh, Information Minister Syed Nasir Shah, and others who condemned the incident and demanded the arrest of the killers.



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