QUETTA: A minority lawmaker from the ruling National Party (NP) in Balochistan Handery Masih was gunned down here on Saturday by his own bodyguard.Masih was leaving his home in Nawa Killi suburb of Quetta when a policeman who had been his bodyguard for 13 years shot him, Akbar Hussain Durrani, a senior government official told AFP.
Abddul Razzaq Cheema, the city’s police chief, said, “The bodyguard had some personal dispute with Handery Masih’s nephew and both had a brawl outside the residence of the lawmaker. The bodyguard opened fire on the nephew as Masih came out of his home to stop him. He was hit in the neck and died on the way to hospital.”
Cheema added Agha Abul Hayee, who belonged to Mastung, was ‘loyal’ and bore Masih no personal enmity.
However, sources said that Masih had sacked the same guard some three days ago from job and had restored him to the work in the very morning.
Another police official in Quetta confirmed the killing and added, “Masih’s nephew was also wounded in the attack.”
Chief Minister has directed the authorities concerned to unearth motives behind the killing. Balochistan Assembly, which is in session these days, observed two-minute silence to mourn the killing.
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