Landi Kotal: Woman working for NGO shot dead
LANDI KOTAL: A woman worker of a non-governmental organisation was gunned down in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Wednesday. According to her family, three men who were hiding in bushes opened fire on 26–year–old Fareeda when she came out of her home in Ghundi in the morning to go to her office in Hayatabad area of Peshawar. The assailants escaped on a motorcycle when members of the family rushed to the place after hearing gunshots. “Fareeda was the only bread-earner for her parents, three brothers and a widowed sister,” her relatives said.
She was human resource manager in the NGO working for tribal women.
She had received threats from a militant group a few weeks ago. Local officials said they had arrested three local people suspected of having links with banned groups.
Human rights activist Zarteef Afridi was killed in a similar attack on Dec 8 last year in the same area and the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the murder.
Local officials said the family of Fareeda had not informed them about the threats given by militants.