Lahore: A 19-year-old female dancer has been shot dead in Pakistaninfo-icon's Punjab province, the second such killing of an entertainer in the last one month in the country.

According to the police, Ayesha - a stage dancer by profession - was going to the theatre in Jandawala Phatak area of Faisalabad city, 180 km from provincial capital Lahore, when she was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Monday evening.

A police official said the girl's family had not named any suspect in the FIR.

"Police are probing the matter on different aspects like whether she was killed in the name of honour," he said.

Interim reports said Ayesha, a divorcee, was in a relationship with a man from her housing locality in Faisalabad.

"We will interrogate him and the ex-husband besides her family members to get a clue on the killer(s)," he said.

Last month, a male dancer was killed when a man opened fire on a dancer girl during a performance in Rawalpindi city.

Police said the performance was underway when a drunk man named Imran opened fire on Mehak Noor. Noor was unhurt, but her fellow performer Navid received bullet injuries and died on the spot.

The accused has been arrested. Police said Imran had forced Noor to develop a relationship with him.