Jul 14, 2010

Balochistan: Assassination of Prominent Leader

Sample ImageThe Secretary General of the Baloch National Party and former Senator, was assassinated this morning, Wednesday July 14th in Quetta City, by unidentified gunmen


Below is an article published by The News International


Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a former senator and the secretary general of Balochistan National Party (BNP) Habib Jalib, leaving him critically wounded near Moosa Colony in Quetta, who succumbed to wounds on the way to hospital, Geo news reported Wednesday morning.

Miscreants succeeded to flee as police failed to locate their whereabouts. Meanwhile, the area has gone under high tension following incident of shooting, residents said.

Police sources told Geo news; the incident took place as Habib Jalib stepped out of his home to drop his children school, when all of a sudden, three unknown gunmen opened fire on him and managed to flee the crime scene.

Shortly after the ambush, his relatives and activists of BNP took to street, chanting anti-government slogans and blocked Jinnah Road in front of Civil Hospital.

The resident of deceased Habib Jalib and Jinnah Road have been cordoned off by the law enforcement agencies, DIG operations Hamid Shakeel told Geo news.

It may be mentioned; killed Habib Jalib was the secretary general of BNP besides being a senior advocate at Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP).

He has also served as member senate and an active member of Baloch Students Organization.