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JUI-F leader Akram Durrani safe as shots fired at vehicle in Bannu | Pakistan


BANNU: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) leader Akram Khan Durrani’s vehicle was fired at on Sunday, in line with the police. 

Durrani was en path to an election assembly in Basia Khel when shots have been fired at his vehicle by unidentified suspects, who escaped after the assault, the police knowledgeable additional. 

No one was injured in the incident.

The windscreen of Durrani’s vehicle. Photo: Geo News

Sources stated the JUI-F leader’s vehicle was a bulletproof SUV and thus the bullet couldn’t penetrate the windshield and attain its goal. 

Durrani is contesting the July 25 election on a Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal ticket towards Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan from NA-35 (Bannu). 

The JUI-F leader’s convoy was additionally attacked on July 13 in Bannu whereas he was leaving an election rally, ensuing in the loss of life of 4 individuals and accidents to a number of others. 

Akram Khan Durrani speaking to Geo News after the incident. 

Speaking to reporters after the assault, Durrani had stated the blast occurred close to the tire of his jeep when he was passing by way of Haved Bazaar after addressing an election rally. 

Following the blast, Durrani arrived at the hospital to are likely to his supporters.

“The police and security agencies had told me about the security threats,” he informed Geo News.

“I remained safe but four of my allies have been martyred,” he remarked.

Durrani has served as the federal minister for housing and works in the final federal authorities and can be a former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Electioneering marred by violence

A spate of terrorist assaults has taken place in the present month. On July 10, a bomb focused a rally by the Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar, martyring native social gathering leader Haroon Bilour together with 21 others.

An assault on a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) convoy in Bannu on July 13 adopted the tragic Peshawar incident. The Bannu incident claimed lives of at least 4 individuals, whereas 10 others have been injured in the explosion.

Later the identical day, one of many deadliest terrorist assaults in the nation’s historical past occurred which claimed the lives of over 150 individuals. Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Nawab Siraj Raisani was among the many martyred when a suicide bomber blew himself up throughout Raisani’s election rally in Mastung’s Darengarh space.

Every week after the Mastung blast, on July 16, ANP leader Daud Khan Achakzai was injured after unidentified individuals opened hearth on the visitor home of the social gathering’s candidate Zmrak Khan Achakzai in Chaman.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and former federal minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed’s vehicle was fired at in Attock as was the convoy of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Musa in Multan not too long ago. 

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