A nurse was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hakimabad area of Nowshera District on Saturday. Police said Farzana was on her way to office when unidentified people, after affirming her identity, opened fire on her vehicle. The motive behind the murder is not ascertained so far. Police registered a case and started investigation. A police official said that Farzana was also associated with a non-governmental organisation. He said they have no details about life threats to her.