In the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at least six barbers were killed by unidentified armed men.
According to the police, the victims, who worked in barber shops in the local bazaar, were abducted a day earlier, and their bodies were discovered on Tuesday in a nearby area.
A police investigation has been initiated, and efforts are underway to apprehend the culprits involved in the incident.
This tragic event follows another incident in North Waziristan, where unidentified gunmen killed five laborers and injured a watchman while they were sleeping in Wana.
The victims were reportedly involved in the construction of a police station. The assailants shot them dead while they were asleep in their tent at night and subsequently fled the scene.
The deceased included three laborers from the Burki tribe of Shikai and two from the Wazir tribe of Suparkai.
The bodies were taken to the hospital for post-mortem examination, and the South Waziristan Police Department is conducting an investigation into the killings.
PML-N Senator Warns Against Mass Rejection of PTI Candidates’ Papers, Deems It Detrimental to Democracy
Meanwhile, in the Senate, as lawmakers from Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam–Fazl (JUI-F) appeared to advocate for the last-minute postponement of general elections, a PML-N senator, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, surprised many by asserting that the mass rejection of nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidates was detrimental to democracy.
Senator Sayed emphasized that weakening political parties would undermine the federation and urged against repeating mistakes from past elections, specifically referring to the manipulated 2018 elections influenced by intelligence and security agencies.
Sayed criticized the practice of enforced disappearances, stating that it was unacceptable, emphasizing the importance of human rights and democracy ingrained in the Pakistani DNA.
He stressed the need for the rule of law to prevail, suggesting that those accused of crimes should be charged, brought before a court of law, and tried accordingly.
Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri of JUI-F highlighted the necessity of peace as a prerequisite for elections and expressed concern about the deteriorating law and order situation, citing a recent armed attack on Maulana Fazalur Rahman’s convoy in D.I. Khan.