According to police, Prof Muhammad Ali Nasar was passing through Nawan Killi bazaar, a locality on the outskirts of Quetta, when armed men on a motorcycle opened fire, killing him on the spot. The assailants fled from the area after the attack.
Police reached the area after learning about the incident and took the body of the professor to Civil Hospital.
In another incident, the body of a missing lawyer was found in Bostan area of Pishin district. According to the police, lawyer Saddam Khan had gone missing two days ago.
“The body of Advocate Saddam Khan was found in Bostan area of Pishin district,” police said, adding that he was shot dead as marks of bullets were visible on his body.
Police shifted the body to Civil Hospital. It was later handed over to his family members. As the news of the incident spread, a large number of lawyers reached the hospital.
The Balochistan Bar Council announced that lawyers would observe a province-wide strike and boycott court proceedings on Wednesday to protest against the killing of the lawyer. It demanded immediate arrest of the killers.