Lahore: Pakistan Peoples Party’s active member Babar Sohail Butt was shot dead on Sunday night near Lakhodair area of Manawan, Lahore.
Family members of deceased alleged that his guard was involved in assassination.
Butt was having dinner when gunmen broke into his house and opened straight fire on him. He was shifted to Services Hospital in serious condition, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Police says that Butt’s rivals assassinated in connivance with his gunman Atif.
PPP issued condemnation statement; Aseefa Bhutto Zardari also posted a tweet following the murder.
They are still trying to silence us. Hope an investigation is conducted, anyone involved should be prosecuted https://t.co/6S9d9gwL0P
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) March 12, 2017
Butt had contested provincial assembly elections on a PPP ticket from PP-157 constituency in the 2013; has also served as a member of the PPP-affiliated People’s Youth Organization.
Babar was being supposed to be elected on the post of PPP General Secretary for Lahore division today; but interviews of the party’s candidates has postponed which were to taken by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party.