GILGIT, April 20: Gunmen killed Deputy Speaker of the Northern Area Legislative Assembly Syed Asad Zaidi in an attack on Park link road here on Monday.
The deputy speaker was injured seriously when the gunmen ambushed his official vehicle. He was taken to the DHQ hospital where he died.
Duty officer in the hospital told Dawn that Mr Zaidi was operated upon but his life could not be saved.
Another person accompanying the deputy speaker was also killed in the attack.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Col (retd) Farman Ali said the Rangers and police had started search looking for culprits. [Courtesy DAWN]