BUREWALA - PML-N District President and former MPA Dr Nazir Ahmad Mithu Dogar was shot dead by his rivals near Chak No257/EB the other night. Police said Mithu Dogar had gone to the adjoining village 257/EB to attend a 'Panchayet meeting, convened to strike a truce between rival groups who were at loggerheads after the murder of his close relation Nadeem Dogar. It is said that he was on his way back, some unknown persons intercepted his car and opened fire, killing Mithu Dogar and injuring his two companions Basharat Gujjar and Abdul Sattar Dogar, a private TV channel reported. The accused, throwing Basharat Gujjar near Mana More Adda, took away Dr Nazir and Abdul Sattar Dogar in their car. Later, Basharat informed the Sadr police about the incident. The police found his body from near village 445/EB graveyard. Gagoo Mandi police have registered a case against M Sabir, Union Naib Nazim, Sardar Zahoor Ahmad Dogar, Dawood Ahmad Dogar, Abdul Sattar Dogar, M Imran Dogar and retired DSP Bashir Ahmad Dogar on the report of Skindar Hayat Dogar, brother of the deceased Nazir Mithu Dogar. APP adds that according to police, former general secretary Burewala Bar Sardar Nadeem Dogar Advocate, cousin of Mithu Dogar was murdered about five months ago. Mithu Dogar and his brother Sardar Skindar Hayat Dogar were booked on abetment charges in this case. After cancellation of their interim bail, they were sent to District Jail Vehari. On May 11, Lahore High Court Multan Bench grated bail to Mithu and Skindar. On Saturday night, Abdul Sattar Dogar, a close relative of Mithu and brother -in-law of late Nadeem Dogar came to Mithus house and asked him to go to his village Chak 257/EB for reconciliation with the rivals in Nadeem Dogar murder case. Sattar took Mithu and his close friend Basharat Gujjar Advocate in his car towards fields at Katch Road. When they reached the fields the men hiding there opened indiscriminate fire at Mithu, killing him on the spot. Later, the accused persons dropped the body in Chak No 445/EB. Meanwhile, CM Shahbaz Sharif has expressed his condolence with the members of the bereaved family over the murder of Mithu Dogar. According to family sources, the CM contacted on phone the family members Sunday and expressed his condolence. Similarly, other PML-N senior leaders including Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa, Javed Hashmi, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar and Mian Ghulam Hussain Shad have also telephoned to the family members of late Mithu and expressed their sorrow and grief. The people of the area protested and chanted slogans against the killing of their leader. All bazaars, shopping centres and markets including Rail Bazaar, Arif Bazaar, Vehari Bazaar, College Road, Joyia Road, Grain Market, City Centre and Resham Gali remained closed.