This Article is From Jul 04, 2012

Woman NGO worker shot dead in Pakistan

Islamabad: A woman working for an NGO was today shot dead by unidentified gunmen in north-west Pakistan's restive Khyber tribal region, officials said.

Farida Afridi, who worked for the NGO Sawaira, was on her way to work when the motorcycle-borne gunmen fired at her in Jamrud sub-district of Khyber tribal agency.

She was killed instantly, the officials of the local political administration said.

Sawaira is based in Hayatabad area of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, and works for the rights of women.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban and Islamic clerics have threatened NGOs in several parts of northwest Pakistan and the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.