Baloch leader gunned down by unidentified men

Mir Abdul Khaliq Mehrwani was going home with his colleagues in a vehicle when he was attacked.

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2011, 08:47 AM IST

Islamabad: Unidentified armed men shot dead a Baloch political leader and injured five other persons in Pakistan`s restive Balochistan province on Tuesday, police said.

Mir Abdul Khaliq Mehrwani, the former secretary of the Baloch National Party-Awami, was going home with his colleagues in a vehicle when he was attacked by gunmen riding a motorcycle on the National Highway near Surab area last evening.

Mehrwani died instantly while five of his colleagues were injured. The Levies militia launched a search for the attackers.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

PTI