NASIRABAD: An independent candidate from Balochistan’s Jhal Magsi area was killed by unknown assailants on Tuesday night prompting the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to postpone the elections in PB 32.
According to the police and relatives of the deceased, Abdul Fateh Magsi was kidnapped on Tuesday night and his bullet-riddled body was found on Tuesday morning. He was contesting elections as an independent candidate for Balochistan Assembly from Jhal Magsi.
The killing was followed by an announcement by the provincial election commission of Balochistan that elections would be postponed in Jhal Magsi due to the incident.
The ECP is scheduled to announce the new dates for elections soon.
Police have started investigations, but no arrests have been made so far.
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