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January 13, 2013

Nurse shot dead in Nowshera

 
January 13, 2013

NOWSHERA: An unidentified attacker gunned down a staff nurse working at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) here on Saturday, husband of the slain health worker and eyewitnesses said.
Reporting the incident to the police, Sajawal Khan Khattak, husband of Farzana Kausar, said that his wife was about to board the pick-up van waiting outside their home in Hakimabad when a man wrapped in a shawl opened fire on her.
“The man wielding a pistol shot my wife two times as she stepped out of home and was about to get on the van in which her colleagues were also waiting. She died on the spot,” Sajawal said. “We have no enmity,” he added. The accused fled the scene after committing the crime.
Talking to reporters, driver of the van, Ijaz said that he had been transporting the nurses to the District Headquarters Hospital in Nowshera for three months.
“As usual I came to pick Farzana Kausar and as she proceeded towards the van a young man who had covered his face with a muffler fired at her. One of the gunshots pierced into the windscreen of the van, but its occupants escaped unhurt,” he recalled. Meanwhile, the doctors and other paramedical staff at the District Headquarters Hospital went on strike when the body of Farzana was brought there.
Medical Superintendent Akbar Khaksar and others condemned the killing of their colleague and asked the authorities to track down the killer within three days or else they would intensity the protest.