Saturday, April 25, 2009

Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly shot dead in Gilgit

GILGIT: As many as two people were killed including a Deputy Speaker Northern Areas Legislative Assembly (NALA) Syed Asad Zaidi while one was injured in a firing incident on a car here in Kashrot area of Gilgit late on Monday, police sources reported.
According to sources, unknown armed militants opened fire at car on the link road in Kashrot area of Gilgit district, killing two persons on the spot including Deputy Speaker Northern Assembly Syed Asad Zaidi while his driver was critically injured.Police, having got to the firing scene, have shifted the injured and dead bodies to District Headquarter Hospital Gilgit meanwhile, police have kicked off investigation into the incident, police sources said.
All the government departments and educational institutes in Northern Areas will remain closed on Tuesday in protest of slaying of deputy speaker. Where as one day mourning has been announced to be observed on Tuesday.

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