PPP MPA Shahnaz Ansari shot dead in Naushahro Feroze
Statesman Report
HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Shahnaz Ansari was shot dead in a clash between the two groups over a land dispute in Sindh’s Naushahro Feroze district on Saturday, according to police.
Police officials said she was allegedly gunned down by her nephew, Waqar Khokhar, in Ali Murad Khokhar village where she went to attend the Chehlum of her brother-in-law, Dr Zahid Khokhar.
After sustaining three fatal gunshots, she was rushed to the Peoples Medical University Hospital in Nawabshah but succumbed to her injuries.
On receiving the news, PPP’s elected representatives and workers gathered outside the hospital.
Ansari was elected MPA twice on reserved seats for women from Naushahro Feroze city, her hometown.
Police cordoned off the village but the suspect and his accomplices successfully fled the crime scene.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed deep grief and condemned the killing of the MPA. In a statement, he directed the authorities concerned to launch inquiry and take the culprits to task at the earliest.