PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen Friday shot dead Awami National Party (ANP)leader Najma Hanif
According to police sources, some unknown persons barged into the house of Najma Hanif in Hayatabad and opened firing, killing her on the spot.
Najma was a candidate for one of reserved seats for women in KP assembly. Her dead body was taken to her ancestral city Swabi.
After the incident, police cordoned off the area and started search operation.
ANP chief Asfand Yar Wali Khan has condemned the incident and expressed grief over losing an important party leader.
He said that Najma’s sacrifices for the party would be remembered forever.
It must be mentioned that Najma Hanif’s husband Hanif Jadoon was killed in a bomb blast in 2011.