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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 3, 2019

Two shot dead at Lahore airport over personal enmity

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Jul 03, 2019

LAHORE: In what appeared to be a revenge killing, two persons were shot dead at Lahore airport Wednesday, police said.

According to the details, Arshad opened fire on Zain as he came out of the international lounge killing him and taxi driver Akram on the spot and injuring another.

In his statement to the Airport Security Force, the shooter revealed that Zain had killed his brother-in-law Babar Butt and nephew in 2017 and he has taken their revenge.

Butt, a leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party was murdered in his house in Lahore on 13 March, 2017.

As per the initial investigations, the accused arrived at the airport via a taxi and arms hidden underneath.

Chaos ensued at the Allama Iqbal International Airport after the firing incident. The security forces barred the vehicles from entering the facility.

This is the second incident to have occurred at the Lahore airport within two years.

Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has sought report from the Lahore Police Chief and directed the authorities to conduct inquiry into the incident.