PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) Peshawar City president Sartaj Khan was killed in a firing incident near the Gul Bahar police station in Peshawar on Saturday, police said.
According to police, some unknown armed men opened firing at the ANP leader near the police station leaving him critically injured. He was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries at hospital. The dead body was handed over to his relatives after postmortem. The ANP leadership has strongly condemned the cowardly attack on its leader.
An LRH spokesperson, Mohammad Asim, said the ANP leader had received bullet wounds on his face and chest.
Khan was a member of the district council from Peshawar. He was elected from Akhunabad area of the provincial capital. Khan is from Charsadda and was elected as the ANP’s Peshawar city president.
Peshawar Operations SSP Zahoor Babar Afridi said it seems like this is a case of targeted killing. He said Khan was sitting in the car at the time of the attack and his assailants did not steal his phone or wallet.