Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Female university professor shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA: Unidentified assailants riding a bike gunned down a University of Balochistan assistant professor of media and journalism on Tuesday. Nazima Talib was shot thrice from behind near the private residence of the Balochistan governor on Saryab Road as she was travelling in a rickshaw to Radio Pakistan for participation in a programme. The governor’s security guards – who called in an ambulance – said they heard no gunshots. The body was initially taken to Civil Hospital, and later sent to the professor’s hometown of Karachi. A case has been registered against unidentified attackers and an investigation launched. Police described the attack as a target killing. mohammad zafar

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