Kaleemullah Khan, an impartial candidate contesting for the upcoming common elections from PK-104, was killed in firing on his vehicle in the Tappi space of North Waziristan on Wednesday, police mentioned.
North Waziristan District Police Officer (DPO) Rohan Zeb instructed Dawn.com that Kaleemullah was on his approach again dwelling to Tappi from Miranshah when his convoy got here below assault from unknown assailants.
“Two of his bodyguards have been additionally killed in the firing,” the official added.
In a separate incident, former senator and PML-N chief Aslam Buledi was injured in firing in Balochistan’s Turbat. He is contesting for the polls from NA-258.
Kech (*3*) of Police (SP) Zia Mandokhail confirmed the incident to Dawn.com. “Buledi was strolling in a park when unknown individuals opened fireplace and wounded him,” he mentioned.
The official mentioned Buledi sustained bullet accidents — one on the shoulder and the opposite on his foot. He has been moved to the District Headquarters Hospital Turbat.
In an announcement issued instantly after the assault, caretaker Balochistan Chief Minister Ali Mardan Domki strongly condemned the incident and summoned a report from the inside division.
CM Domki vowed that each one sources could be used to arrest culprits concerned in the assault. He additionally directed officers to supply foolproof safety to all electoral candidates in the province.
Further, he prayed for Buledi’s speedy restoration and instructed that the PML-N chief be supplied with one of the best medical services.
Today’s assault comes as Pakistan prepares for polls on February 8. The nation has seen a spike in terror incidents in current days, significantly in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Last week, former MNA Mohsin Dawar survived an armed assault on his convoy in the Tapi space of Miramshah tehsil in KP’s North Waziristan. The assault on Dawar’s convoy occurred throughout an election rally. The assailants opened fireplace and subsequently fled.
The identical day, JUI-F’s Qari Khairullah additionally narrowly escaped a roadside bomb in Bajaur.
In a letter written to chief secretaries and inspector common of police of all provinces on Dec 30, the inside ministry mentioned it had obtained stories from dependable sources revealing severe threats to the lifetime of JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman and Awami National Party provincial president Aimal Wali Khan.
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