Ex-legislator among five killed in Pak

Peshawar: A former legislator and four others were killed on Thursday by unidentified gunmen in the restive Khyber-Paktoonkhwa province in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

The gunmen, who were in a pick-up truck, ambushed the vehicle of former lawmaker Alamzeb Umerzai in Charsadda district, 30 km from Peshawar, this morning.

Umerzai, a leader of the Pakistan People's Party-Sherpao, was killed instantly while the four others succumbed to their injuries in a nearby hospital.

The former lawmaker was elected to the provincial assembly in the 2002 polls.

Umerzai, who survived two attempts on his life in the past, was engaged in a rivalry with Bashir Umarzai of the Awami National Party.