PESHAWAR - Gunmen shot dead PPP Kurram Agency president at his Parachinar office late on Monday night.

Hamid Hussain Turi, also a social worker, arrived in his office after he received an unknown phone call late on Monday night. Before killing him, Hamid Turi had also been tortured.

Official sources said that the PPP local leader Hussain Turi was gunned down at his office in Parachinar. On Tuesday morning, he was found dead in his office. The local administration also confirmed that Turi was tortured.

They said the PPP local leader was killed with pistol. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident. The local administration was investigating motives behind the murder.

It merits mentioning here that hundreds of tribal elders have been killed in targeted attacks in tribal areas during last several years.

President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) and former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the murder of party’s Kurram Agency president Hamid Turi and demanding immediate arrest of killers.

PPP has demanded Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Political Agent Kurram Agency to arrest culprits immediately and punish them for their heinous crime.

Asif Zardari also prayed to Almighty Allah for eternal peace to the departed soul and strength and fortitude to the family members to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.