Khan of Kalat’s cousin killed


QUETTA – Agha Mahmood Khan Ahmadzai, the first cousin of Khan of Kalat and nephew of a provincial minister, was gunned down by unknown assailants in Kalat town, some 160km away from Quetta, on Monday. According to the family sources, armed men riding a motorbike sprayed a volley of bullets on the vehicle of Agha on Shahi Darbar Road, as he was coming out of his uncle’s house. As a result, he received four bullets and succumbed to his injuries on the spot. Following the attack, Ahmadzai’s driver lost control of the vehicle and hit two passers-by who received injuries. Agha was the grandson of late Prince Abdul Karim Khan, the first rebel Baloch leader and brother of Khan of Kalat late Mir Ahmadyar Khan.
He was also the nephew of provincial minister Agha Irfan Karim and a cousin of Khan of Kalat Mir Agha Suleman Dawood. Soon after the incident, the all the businesses were shutdown in the town as a protest. Baloch nationalist parties, including Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), National Party and Baloch National Voice have strongly condemned Ahmadzai’s killing and accused the spy agencies for the incident. The BNP-M has announced a ten-day mourning and complete shutter-down in the district against the loss of a precious life.