Muslimyar urges govt to arrest Angiza’s killers
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Senate Chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Wednesday asked the government to investigate the bomb attack on Angiza Shinwari and arrest the perpetrators.
Shinwari, a member of the Nangarhar provincial council, was seriously injured in a bomb blast in Jalalabad, the provincial capital about more than a week ago and was shifted to a Kabul hospital for treatment, but died of her wounds after a surgery.
Her driver, the son of her sister, was instantly killed in the blast that injured four high school students.The bomb was attached to the former journalist's car that went off in the heart of the city.
The provincial council office on Wednesday held a memorial service for the slain provincial council member in Jalalabad, the provincial capital. The Fateha was attended by provincial council members, government officials and local residents.
Speaking on the occasion, Muslimyar said Shinwari’s death was a great loss to the community she had been serving and urged the government to seriously investigate the attack on her.
“Angiza Shinwari was people’s beloved representative. She was serving the people of Nangarhar for a second term. We are saddened by her demise and call on the government to identify and arrest the perpetrators.”
A member of the provincial council, Dr. Nasir Kamawal, said Angiza Shinwari as an active public representative and people were very upset over her death. “The government should conduct a serious investigation into the incident.”
Shinwari’s uncle Eng. Daud also spoke on the occasion and said his niece was an active public representative and all her efforts were in the service of people.
He thanked her colleagues, Nangarhar officials and Muslimyar for assisting them in treatment of Shinwari. He said nothing about someone’s possible hand in the murder.
Earlier, Nangarhar police chief Brig. Gen. Fazl Ahmad Sherzad had told Pajhwok Afghan News that police were investigating the bomb attack on Angiza Shinwari.
He had said police had prevented many similar incidents and would continue to try to avert such happenings.
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