LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party leader Babar Suhail Butt was gunned down by unidentified persons on Sunday night.
The tragic incident happened in Lakhodair area, Manawan in Lahore when some unidentified persons entered the house of Babar Suhail Butt and opened fire.
Babar was left severely wounded and was rushed to Services Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
After the death of Babar was confirmed, a large number of party workers gathered outside the Services Hospital and demanded that the government apprehend the culprits.
The Pakistan Peoples Party issued a statement condemning Butt’s murder and postponed the planned interviews of party candidates that chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had arrived in Lahore to conduct. PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira urged the government bring those behind the killing to justice.
Babar Suhail Butt had contested election from provincial assembly constituency PP-157 on Pakistan People’s Party ticket. He secured 13237 votes as compared to the winner Muhammad Tajammal Hussain who bagged 45947 in 2013 elections.
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto took to Twitter to mourn the death of PPP worker.
They are still trying to silence us. Hope an investigation is conducted, anyone involved should be prosecuted https://t.co/6S9d9gwL0P
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) March 12, 2017