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KP governor orders arrest of female aid worker’s killers

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar, on Friday, directed the authorities concerned to make strict and sustained efforts to nab the culprits involved in the July 4 killing of tribal aid worker Fareeda Afridi, in Jamrud town, Khyber tribal region.

The governor issued the directive to the authorities of FATA while “formally condemning” the crime, a communiqué from his office read. “We condemn this senseless act of terrorism in the strongest words and reaffirm our commitment and unwavering resolve to continuing our efforts for ensuring peace and protection of life and property of all,” the governor said. The delayed formal condemnation from the governor, regarding the killing of the tribal aid worker, surprised civil society members.

Kausar also desired that the bereaved family should be consoled and compensated duly.

He also called for a survey and registration of non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations in FATA, especially those with female staff members to ensure adequate security on request. Fareeda Afridi was gunned down outside her home in Jamrud Town while she was going to her office. Her killing followed threats from the Taliban, who oppose women working in offices.

Daily Times

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