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PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen yesterday shot dead two Pakistani charity workers involved in an education project in the northwestern city of Charsadda, 130km from Islamabad, police said.
Zakir Hussain, head of the education wing of the Al Khidmat Foundation in Charsadda, and his driver were attacked as they were on their way to visit one of the schools being run by the charity.
“Two gunmen fired at them in Utmanzai town, 7km north of Charsadda.
“The assailants escaped on a motorcycle after the attack,” senior police official Nisar Khan Marwat said.
An official for the Al Khidmat charity also confirmed the attack.
A representative for an alliance of non-governmental organisations in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province demanded the attackers be arrested.
“We strongly condemn the attack on Al Khidmat Foundation vehicle and killing of its workers and demand arrest of the attackers,” Idrees Kamal, the coordinator of Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network, said in a statement.