Reaction to Gandapur's killing: Imran asks govt about APC implementation

Imran says he was shocked, stunned, devastated on hearing news of Gandapur's death.

Web Desk October 16, 2013
PTI Chairman Imran Khan said he was in his constituency when he got the news. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: Terming the people and the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as front line targets after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lost its third MPA in less than six months, the party chairman Imran Khan implored the federal government to implement the political consensus arrived at in September’s All Parties Conference.

He asked why has the government not acted on the decisions decided upon in the APC.

Imran said that he had received the news while he was meeting people in his own constituency of NA-56 in Rawalpindi, much like Gandapur was doing in his constituency of PK-68. He added that the news had left him stunned.

The PTI chief recalled that he had last met Gandapur at the peace cricket match held in Peshawar on Sunday.

He further prayed for the two children, wife and parents that Gandapur left behind.

Imran also reportedly cut short his trip around NA-56, an emergency press conference over the attack and is scheduled to travel to DI Khan.

Gandapur was at his home in Kulachi, about 45 kilometers west of DI Khan. He was greeting visitors who had called upon him to wish him Eid. The blast, described by police as a suicide bomb, killed at least nine people and injured 30 others.

He is the third PTI MPA to be killed since the May elections.

Previously PTI MPA from Hangu Farid Khan was gunned down on June 3. Farid had won the PK-42 (Hangu-I) seat as an independent candidate and had then joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

MPA Imran Mohmand and 29 other people were killed when a suicide bomber blew up during a funeral in the Shergarh area of Mardan on June 18.


Abid P. Khan | 7 years ago | Reply

@Fariha: "Ik! Grow up man." . Grow up and miss all the fun. IK is not that stupid.

Muslim Leaguer | 7 years ago | Reply

The funny and self-contradictory statements of Imran Khan Niazi prove that he is only a social media cricketer-turned-politician. His handfull trolls on social media would still worship him despite all these fallacies!

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