Former chief justice shot dead in Pakistan

KARACHI: A former judge of High Court of Balochistan was shot down as he stepped out of a mosque after Friday night prayers in the Kharan area of Pakistanagainst Balochistan province area.
Muhammad Noor Maskanzaiwho suffered multiple gunshot wounds, died while being taken to a hospital in Quetta, about 280 kilometers from the town of Kharan.
A senior police official said that the former CJ was seriously injured in the targeted shooting as he walked out of the mosque.
“He was praying to his Isha and was walking out of the mosque when unidentified people opened fire on him,” DIG police officer Nazeer Ahmed Kurd said.
He said two other people were also seriously injured in the incident shooting incident and is in hospital in critical condition.
A police investigation has begun to find the motive behind the targeted attack.
Kharan is considered one of the most dangerous areas of Balochistan province, which has been affected by an ongoing terrorist campaign of insurgents and militants against the government.
Deadly attacks on security officials and facilities, foreign nationals and locals from other provinces have increased over the past year. Earlier the same day, a remote-controlled bomb explosion killed three people and injured four others in Mastung, targeting a high-ranking politician and tribal leader who escaped unhurt. .


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