PPP lawmaker Shahnaz Ansari laid to rest in Naushahro Feroze

NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: (Staff Reporter) PPP lawmaker Shahnaz Ansari, who was shot dead in Sindh’s Naushahro Feroze district a day earlier, was laid to rest on Sunday.

Her funeral prayers were offered in the grounds of the high school in Naushahro Feroze and attended by lawmakers and leaders of the PPP.

Naushahro Feroze Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohammad Farooq later told reporters that police had made some arrests.

“We had some meetings with the complainants. Some suspects they told us about [and] we had some information of our own, on the basis of which we made some arrests.”

According to sources, Ansari had informed the local authorities about a month ago that her late brother-in-law Dr Zahid Khokhar’s family was threatening her of dire consequences because she was resisting their efforts to forcibly occupy the agriculture land meant for her widowed sister and her children.

Ansari sustained bullet injuries in her abdomen and was transported to the Peoples Medical University Hospital, Nawabshah, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. She leaves behind a husband, two sons and three daughters.