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PTI local leader shot dead in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: A local leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was on Friday shot dead by armed gunmen outside the Sitara market in Islamabad, ARY News reported.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, a local leader from Gujar Khan and businessman, was shot by unknown assailants. He was taken to hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.

Local traders of the Sitara market strongly protested over the killing. They burned tyres and demanded the police arrest the killers as soon as possible.

A large police contingent reached the site of the incident and started investigation. They recovered ammunition shells of the 30-bore pistol used in the incident, and took the deceased mobile phone into possession.

However, police sources said that no further evidence is available and investigations are underway. Later, Police convinced protesters that they will arrest the culprits with assistance of CCTV footage and bring them to justice.

The traders closed shops in protest over the killing.

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