Former PPP MPA Malik Shahan murdered in Attock

Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan served as MPA Punjab Assembly from 2008 till 2013.

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmaker Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan has been killed in an armed attack in Attock.

Rescue sources said Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan was attacked by unidentified assailants when he was attending funeral prayers in Sheen Bagh, Attock. He immediately shifted to Rawalpindi’s District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) in critical condition where he succumbed to his wounds.

Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan had been elected as MPA Punjab Assembly in the 2008 general elections. His father Malik Hakmeen Khan had also elected as MPA and senator three times.

PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari expressed sorrow over the assassination of former MPA Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan.

He said that the party leadership was upset over the martyrdom of Malik Shahan and the assassins will not be pardoned at any cost. He demanded the authorities to immediately arrest the murderers of Malik Shahan.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said he was shocked over Shahan Hakmeen’s murder.

“I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the murder of Shahan Hakmeen. An upright and dedicated PPP comrade, like his father, late Malik Hakmeen,”  he said, adding that “Justice needs to be done.”

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Malik Amin Aslam condemned the armed attack on Malik Shahan and said that a high-level probe has launched to arrest the culprits.