Pakistan

Three young brothers gunned down in Quetta


Three young brothers were killed when unidentified armed men opened fire on their vehicle in Quetta's Railway Society area, police sources said on Tuesday.

Abdul Haq Umrani, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations, said the victims were coming from a wedding party when unidentified assailants ambushed their vehicle, leaving them dead on the spot.

The official said the three brothers were sons of well-known medical professional Dr Nisar Achakzai.

The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta where a large number of people gathered inside the hospital after the firing incident.

Asghar Khan Achakzai, parliamentary leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) in the Balochistan Assembly, and others reached the hospital after learning about the incident.

"This is a barbaric incident", Achakzai said. He also urged the police and the provincial government to ensure the arrest of the culprits behind the attack. The incident prompted Balochistan police chief Abdul Khaliq Sheikh to take notice of the incident. In a statement, Sheikh directed the police to submit a report in this regard and arrest the culprits.

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Home Minister Balochistan Mir Ziaullah Langove also condemned the incident and directed the police to arrest the suspects.

The funeral prayer of the victims was offered in Murda Karez area of Chaman. Thousands of people attended the funeral prayer of the victims.

Moreover, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and Young Doctors Association (YDA) have lashed out at the police for what they called their failure to protect the lives of the citizens.

In their separate statements, the PMA and the YDA have made an appeal to the Balochistan High Court chief justice to take notice of the incident. They warned that the doctors would protest if the government failed to arrest the culprits.


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