ANP woman leader shot dead in Peshawar, Pakistan

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ANP woman leader shot dead in Peshawar, Pakistan

A woman leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), who was a candidate on reserved seats for women, was shot dead inside her house in Hayatabad on Friday night.

Najma Hanif Jadoon’s spouse and former Tehsil Nazim, Hanif Gul Jadoon, was killed along with a 16-year-old son and a gunman in a suicide attack on his car in Swabi on the Eid day in November 2011.

Police said Najma Hanif, who was sixth on the ANP’s list of female MPAs on reserved seats in the May 11 general elections, was killed inside her house in the posh Hayatabad township. She could not win a berth in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly as her party could get only a single seat reserved for women.


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