An activist of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz along with his driver were killed when unidentified assailants, riding a bike, sprayed their car with bullets in firing in Jhang Bazaar Chowk here on Saturday.

According to SP Zulfiqar Ahmed, unidentified armed motorcyclists let off a volley of bullets on a private car in Jhang Bazaar Chowk here. As a result PML-N activist Asghar Ali alias Phola Gujjar along with his driver Siddique were killed on the spot.

The assailants managed to flee from the scene.

It has been learnt that the deceased activist was a close aide of former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah.

The police have registered a case against unidentified assailants and started investigation.