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Seven Punjabi labourers shot dead in their sleep in Gwadar

By News Desk

May 9, 2024 08:57 AM


Seven Punjabi labourers shot dead in their sleep in Gwadar

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Unidentified gunmen shot dead seven labourers from Punjab in their sleep in Gwadar in the wee hours of Thursday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Police officials said all the five of the seven labourers belonged to Punjab city of Khanewal and two others were residents of Mian Channu.

According to police, the labourers were targeted by the militants as they were sleeping in their residential quarters in Sarbandar area near Gawadar Fish Harbour Jetty. Another labourer was injured in the incident.

According to Gwadar Police Station Station SHO Mohsin Ali, the deceased and the injured worked at a salon in Gwadar.

The police personnel shifted the dead bodies and the injured to a hospital in Gwadar.

Those who were killed in the targeted attack were working at a salon in the coastal city.

Police have launched an investigation and carried out raids to arrest the culprits.

According to 24News TV reporter from Mian Channu, two of the slain labourers belonged to the city. They were identified as Ansar Abbas son of Haq Nawaz and resident of 89-15L and Asad son of Habib resident of 134-16L

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti strongly condemned the sad incident.

In a condemnation statement the chief minister said terrorists would be dealt with iron hands. He expressed sympathy with bereaved families.

Last month, nine people from Punjab were killed after abduction in Balochistan's Noshki area.

Last year, six laborers from Punjab were shot dead and two others were injured by unknown armed assailants in the Satelite area of Kech, Turbat.

Interior minister condemns terror attack

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has strongly condemned the terrorist incident in Gwadar, expressing deep sorrow and regret over the killing of seven innocent people in the heinous act.

Mohsin Naqvi offered his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, saying he equally shares in the grief of the bereaved families.

The minister said beasts who play with the lives of innocent people do not deserve to be called human beings. “We are committed to total elimination of the scourge of terrorism from the country,” he added.

 

Reporters Essa Tarin and Ghulam Haider


News Desk


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