QUETTA: Minority member of the Balochistan Assembly Handery Masieh has been killed by his guard in Quetta on Saturday, an official said.
According to an official the minority member of the Balochistan Assembly Handery Masieh was killed in a firing incident in Nawan Killi, located in the suburbs of Quetta — the provincial capital of Balochistan.
The security guard of Handery Masieh opened fire on Minority MPA outside his residence as a result of which he suffered bullet wounds and later he succumbed to his injuries in the hospital,
Balochistan government’s spokesperson Jan Mohammad Buledi confirmed the incident. He said that Handery Masieh hd been taken to a hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.
“The bodyguard had some personal dispute with Masieh’s nephew and both had a brawl outside the residence of the lawmaker. Said Abddul Razzaq Cheema, the city’se police chief.
“The bodyguard opened fire on the nephew as Masih came out of his home to stop him. He was hit in the neck and died on the way to hospital. “Cheema added that the bodyguard was “loyal” and bore Masieh no personal enmity.
“The same guard was serving with Masieh for the past 15 years,” Rehmat Baloch, the provincial health minister and central leader of NP.
Masieh was elected on a ticket of the National Party (NP) as a minority member in the Balochistan Assembly. He belonged to Balochistan’s Mastung district and was an active leader of the ruling NP.
Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Malik Baloch strongly condemned the incident and directed police to arrest the accused person involved in the murder.
Published in The Balochistan Point on June 14, 2014