CHARSADDA - Gunmen shot dead two workers of Al-Khidmat Foundation, a charity organization of Jamaat-e-Islami, involved in education project in Charsadda on Saturday.
Police confirmed that Al-Khidmat Foundation's education wing in-charge was targeted along with his driver by the attackers. The office-bearers of the JI confirmed that Zakir was killed while he was on an inspection visit to a local school run by JI in Charsadda chapter. The attackers managed to escape, the police said. The victims were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Charsadda for medico-legal formalities. The police have started investigation into the incident. No arrest was made till filing of this report. Agencies add: "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.
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 health and education charity involved in vaccinations were shot dead on their way home from a community centre in Swabi district.
Islamabad says more than 35,000 people have been killed as a result of terrorism in the country since the 9/11 attacks on the United States.