PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen Saturday shot dead two Pakistani charity workers involved in an education project in Charsadda, police said.
Zakir Hussain, head of the education wing of the Al-Khidmat Foundation in Charsadda, was attacked with his driver as they were on the way to visit one of the schools being run by the charity.
“Two gunmen fired at them in Utmanzai town, seven kilometres north of Charsadda, and escaped on a motorcycle after the attack,” senior police official Nisar Khan Marwat told AFP.
An official for the Al-Khidmat charity also confirmed the attack.
A representative for an alliance of non-governmental organisations in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province demanded the attackers be arrested.
“We strongly condemn the attack on Al-Khidmat Foundation vehicle and killing of its workers and demand arrest of the attackers,” Idrees Kamal, the coordinator of Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network (PCSN), said in a statement.
On Tuesday, seven charity workers including six women and a man working for a Pakistani health and education charity involved in vaccinations were shot dead on their way home from a community centre in Swabi district.