|Four family members of MNA killed|
|LANDIKOTAL: Unidentified gunmen shot dead four family members of a tribal MNA and chief of a religious group in Khyber Agency on Jamrud Road near Takhata Baig check post on Wednesday. According to details, Hafiz Abdul Azeem, Maulana Hamayun Qadri, Maulana Noourdin Qadri and their driver Bacha Khan were coming in a Corrolla car from their village in Landikotal when unknown militants ambushed and killed them by opening indiscriminate firing on them. An eye-witnesses told that they killers were in a car and Surf vehicle when they stopped them on the main road at Ghariza Jamrud and shot the dead. Hafiz Abdul Azeem, the uncle of MNA Noorul Haq Qadri, and Senator Hafiz Abdul Malik, Hamayun their brother, Noorudin was son of Senator Abdul Malik whereas Bacha was their driver and son-in-law of Senator Abdul Malik. The killers ran away from the scene unnoticed though there were Khasadars on the nearby check post of Takhta Bag in one far long distance. The workers of Tanzeem Ahle Sunnath Wal Jamaat while getting provoked tended to close the main road and the main bazaar of Landikotal after making aerial firing to frighten the people. They were chanting anti government slogans.The protesters blamed the government and political administration for not taking any action to improve the bad law and order in the whole of Khyber Agency. They said that their lives and properties were not safe in the present circumstances.The disciples of MNA and Senator told that the deceased persons were religious scholars and they had no enmity with any grioup or individual in the agency,they told. They also told that under government conspiracy the religious scholars were on the hit list of militants and terrorists. The funeral prayer was largely attended by the local people,thgeir disciples along with the Federal Minister Hamidullah Jan Afridi, Deputy speaker of National Assemly Faisal Kundi and MNA Munir Aurakzai. Pir of Manki Sharif after the funeral prayer told that the workers should not disturb the peace of the area and maintain law and order. The workers on this occasion chanted full throat slogans against the government and the President Musharraf and vowed to take revenge. The road was opened for the traffic so that people could attend the funeral prayer. After the incident the angry supporters of Noorul Haq took out a protest procession and the Pakh-Afghan Highway has been blocked for traffic.
The Shaheed people were all Sufis and their father is Shaykh Gul Sahib on this video:
MNA Noorul Haq Qadri,
and Senator Hafiz Abdul Qadri