NAWABSHAH: Pakistan Peoples Party MPA, Shahnaz Ansari, was shot dead on Saturday over a land dispute between two groups in Naushehro Feroze district.
Ansari was gunned down allegedly by her deceased brother-in-law’s nephew Zahid Khokhar, according to police. The PPP leader was attending Khokar’s Chehlum in a village near Khan Marri area when the incident took place.
She suffered two gunshots and was taken to the People’s Medical Hospital in Nawabshah where she succumbed to her wounds. Several PPP elected representatives and workers gathered outside the hospital after hearing the news of the incident. Police cordoned off the village but the suspect and his accomplices successfully fled the crime scene.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the murder of PPP MPA Shehnaz Ansari in Naushehro Feroz and expressed deep grief and sorrow over the incident.
In a statement, the PPP Chairman said that Shehnaz Ansari was a committed party worker whose killing should be investigated properly and culprits punished. He expressed solidarity with the members of the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail have condemned the incident and directed IGP Sindh to arrest the culprits behind the killing immediately.
IGP Sindh Syed Kaleem Imam took notice of the incident and has summoned a report from DIG Shaheed Banazirabad. He has directed DIG Nawabshah to provide security to the victim’s family.
Ansari was elected to the Sindh Assembly as PPP candidate on a reserved seat for women in 2013 and 2018 general elections from Naushehro Feroze. She was born on 10 January 1970 in Naushahro Feroze. She has earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Shah Abdul Latif University.