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PML-N MPA, son shot dead in Gujranwala

PML-N MPA, son shot dead in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: PML-N's member of Punjab Assembly (MPA) Rana Shamshad was shot dead along with his son and a party worker in Kamoki on Sunday evening.

According to DawnNews, the Punjab legislator was on his way home from his farmhouse in Kot Raja— accompanied by his son, nephew and a party worker— when armed assailants, reportedly on board a black car, opened heavy fire at the MPA's vehicle.

Eye witnesses said the attackers had covered their faces with cloth and fled the scene right after the attack. Police reached the site of the incident immediately and transferred all four injured to the nearest district hospital.

Police sources said Shamshad and his son, Ahmed, were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.




The legislator's nephew, Ali Ashfaq, and injured party worker, Shakir, were in serious condition and were referred to a hospital in Lahore. But Shakir succumbed to his injuries on his way to Lahore.

Chaudhary Shamshad was elected to the Punjab Assembly from Gujranwala's constituency PP-100 on a PML-N ticket. He had served as the provincial transport minister during PML-Q's government in Punjab.

According to Gujranwala city police officer (CPO), check posts have been established at all entry and exit points of the district.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, taking notice of the shooting, condemned the incident and ordered authorities to bring the culprits to justice.

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