Pakistani leader shot dead

May 28th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) A leader of Pakistan’s Awami National Party (ANP) was gunned down Saturday in Swat valley in the northwest tribal region, a media report said.

Militants stormed the house of ANP district president Muzaffar Ali Khan in Matta town, and shot him dead along with two of his associates, Dawn News reported.

The report said Khan had to leave his house on many occasions in the past on account of threats from militants.

The ANP’s main area of electoral influence is in the Pashtun-dominated areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh provinces. Member of parliament Asfandyar Wali Khan is the current ANP president.

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