QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has taken notice of the killing of an additional SHO of the National Accountability Bureau police station on Monday. He condemned the murder and said that the assailants should be brought to justice as soon as possible.
On Monday, additional SHO Malik Mushtaq was gunned down by armed men in a mosque in the Faqirabad area while he was offering his Asr prayers. According to a senior police officer, additional SHO Mushtaq was shot at least three times in the head when he performed sajda. He said that the additional SHO died on the spot. He added that the attackers also opened fire on two other police men who were waiting for their colleague outside the mosque.
“Killing someone in a mosque is the worst kind of terrorism,” said the chief minister, adding that the provincial government would deal with terrorists and their facilitators with an iron fist.
“Terrorists are targeting personnel of the law enforcement agencies to scare people,” said CM Zehri, adding that the government and security forces would not bow down before them.
The banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al-Alami has claimed responsibility for Malik Mushtaq’s death, said the group’s spokesman Ali Bin Sufyan calling from an unknown location. He said that commandos of the banned outfit carried out the attack on the police officer inside a mosque.
Malik Mushtaq Hussain was working as an additional SHO at the NAB police station and had previously held posts such as sub-inspector and SHO at different police stations during his service.
Courtesy : Dawn News