Shot in the dark: Ex-minister survives assassination bid

Published: July 18, 2018


ATTOCK: Former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate for NA-55 Sheikh Aftab Ahmed and his son Sheikh Salman Sarwar survived an assassination attempt late on Monday evening as they returned home from an election event.

Ahmed and his son Salman had travelled to Kamra village to address a corner meeting there. As they embarked on their journey home, an unidentified gunman fired thrice at their car before disappearing in the dark. No one was hurt in the incident.

PML-N Senior Vice President and Attock Union Councilor wrote to the Attock district police officer stating that Ahmed’s vehicle was shot at three times from the left side, leaving a gaping hole in the window.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2018.

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