SWABI: The brother of Awami National Party’s (ANP) candidate for PK-35 succumbed to his injuries on Sunday after unidentified gunmen opened fire at them in Hund, Swabi a day earlier.
ANP candidate Muhammad Islam was returning from a party meeting in Hund on Saturday when the assailants attacked his convoy, leaving his brother Akhtar Munir injured, said Chota Lahor police official Fayaz Khan.
Fayaz said police rushed to the spot following the incident and launched a search operation, while Munir was taken to Basic Health Unit in Kunda and later referred to District Headquarters Hospital. Doctors there termed his condition critical, following which he was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where he died on Sunday.
Munir was buried in Mozah Dhok and his funeral was attended by a large number of ANP workers and leaders. Chota Lahor police have registered a case filed by Nawab Ali, a resident of Maneri Payan.
The incident is one in a series of attacks against ANP candidates. On April 12, an ANP activist was injured when a remote-controlled bomb planted at a roadside in Shewa village exploded. The incident occurred near the convoy of ANP’s candidate for PK-32, Amir Rehman, while he was en route to inaugurate a party office in the village.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2013.