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Pakistan: Former HC chief justice Muhammad Noor Maskanzai shot dead in Balochistan

Pakistan: Former Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court was shot dead in Pakistan. He was shot while leaving the mosque after offering Friday prayers. He died on the way to the hospital for treatment. The incident took place in Kharan area of ​​restive Balochistan province.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Pakistan: Former Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court was shot dead in Pakistan. He was shot while leaving the mosque after offering Friday prayers. He died on the way to the hospital for treatment. The incident took place in Kharan area of ​​restive Balochistan province.

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Former Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court, Muhammad Noor Maskanzai was going out after offering Friday prayers in Kharan, when he was fired upon. He died while being taken to a hospital in Quetta, about 280 km from Kharan, for treatment.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Nazir Ahmed said that two other persons were also seriously injured in the firing incident and their condition remains critical.

Police has started investigation to find out the motive behind this attack. Kharan is considered one of the most dangerous areas in Balochistan province, which has been hit by a campaign by insurgents and militants working against the government of Pakistan.

For the past one year, there has been an increase in deadly attacks on security officials, foreign nationals and local people of other provinces. Earlier in the day, three people were killed and four others were injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Mastung. The purpose of the blast was to kill a high profile tribal leader and politician, who narrowly escaped.

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