PESHAWAR: Unknown assailants on Monday gunned down a senior lawyer of Peshawar High Court (PHC) in Nothiya area in Saddar in broad daylight and fled from the scene.
According to police, Advocate Niazmeen Khan received several bullets injuries and was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead.
Police started an investigation after registering an FIR against unknown attackers.
Meanwhile, Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHBA) strongly condemned the assassination of the lawyer and announced strike in protest against the killing of their colleague and member of the bar.
The association announced a boycott of the courts across the province and demanded of the government to provide them security.