PESHAWAR: A lady doctor and her father-in-law were gunned down today by some unidentified bike-borne gunmen in this Pakistani city of the restive Khyber Pakthunkhwa province.
The assailants waylaid the car in which Dr Zainab Iftikhar was traveling along with her father-in-law Sabir Hussain, a retired Pakistan Air Force employee in Gulbahar area here, district police officer Shakir Khan Bangash said.
Iftikhar, whose husband is an employee of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission in Islamabad, was on her way to drop her seven-year-old son at a school along with Hussain when the gunmen opened indiscriminate fire, killing Iftikhar and Hussain on the spot. The doctor's son was safe as he was was not targeted.
Police have registered a case but no arrests were made till late night.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.