Christian sanitary worker gunned down in Peshawar

    Unidentified gunmen killed another member of a minority community in Pishtakhara area of the provincial capital on Friday, the police said.

    Pishtakhara police station officials said that Kashif Masih, a sanitary worker and a resident of Banaras Abad locality of Academy Town, was on his way back home from work when unidentified motorcyclists opened fire at him in a residential area.

    “We have recovered two empties of a .30 caliber weapon from the spot and have obtained the CCTV footage,” a police official said, adding that an FIR [First Information Report] was registered against unknown persons.

    Masih’s uncle Ashraf Masih said the deceased did not have any enmity.

    “Kashif has left behind minor children and an ailing father. We demand justice from the government,” he said.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa caretaker Chief Minister Mohammad Azam Khan has condemned the killing of the Christian man and has ordered the police to immediately arrest the culprits behind the murder, according to a statement issued from the Chief Minister’s House on Saturday.

    Earlier on Friday, an unknown motorcyclist shot dead a Sikh shopkeeper, Diyal Singh in Garhi Ata Mohammad area of the provincial capital.

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