PTI leaders Imran Ismail, Faisal Vawda escape attack in Karachi

Armed motorcyclists open fire at the vehicle near city's Delhi Colony area

Faraz Khan/news Desk August 26, 2016
Express News screen grab of Faisal Vawda and Imran Ismael talking to media moments before the attack

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Faisal Vawda and Imran Ismail escaped an attack in Karachi on Friday.

According to Express News, both the leaders were attacked near city's Delhi Colony area but remained unharmed as their vehicle was bullet-proof. Both were on the way after returning from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office.

Faisal Vawda summoned by NAB

Faisal Vawda’s car, which was attacked. PHOTO: SINDH POLICE

Talking to Express News, Ismail claimed assailants riding two motorcycles targeted the car and opened fire from two sides.

Empty shells of 9MM pistol were found on the site of the attack, where police reached and initiated investigation.

Meanwhile, IG Sindh AD Khawaja has sought an inquiry report into the targeted attack. According to a statement, the Sindh police chief directed the authorities to arrest the suspects with the help of an effective investigation process.

Talking to media on Thursday, Vawda had termed recent actions and crackdown against MQM, in the wake of Altaf Hussain's hate speech, a farce.

Altaf’s speech being used to divert attention from PML-N’s transgressions, says PTI

NAB had summoned Vawda for an inquiry pertaining to fraudulent allotment of amenity plots.

The notice was issued on Thursday under Section 19 of the National Accountability Ordinance shortly after the PTI leader held a press conference at his residence.

The letter had said that hundreds of amenity plots have been allotted to Faisal Vawda Group – a business conglomerate run by the PTI leader himself – in the name of dummy companies and NGOs.

The revenue generated from the ‘illegal’ utilisation of these plots has been used to finance terrorists and launder money on the pretext of investing in fund management companies, it alleged.

Imran Khan condemns attack

Meanwhile, PTI chairman Imran Khan condemned the attack.


Rustam | 5 years ago | Reply @Pakistani: Very relevant question.
Ali | 5 years ago | Reply @Imran Qadri: So just remind me again why he hasn't been charged if he is a criminal as you allege. Maybe people like you that get paid to spout this crap should be charged with criminal defamation, after all if he is like you allege, then why haven't the Sharifs charged him. People like me wonder Why are these alleged crimes are only brought up when someone alleges the Sharifs are criminals?
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