JUI-F Akram Khan Durrani survives yet another gun attack


BANNU: The Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Akram Khan Durrani remained unhurt in yet another attack in Bannu on Sunday.
According to police, unidentified assailants fired gunshots at the vehicle of Durrani in Ghora Waziran area of Bannu. He luckily remained safe. The assailants managed to escape after the attack.
Durrani was going to attend an election rally in Basia Khel when he came under attack.
This was the second attack on the former Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, who is contesting the election from Bannu on the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) ticket. The MMA is an alliance of religious parties.
On Sunday, unidentified men opened fire on Durrani’s vehicle in Basya Khel.
This was the third attack in PK-89 constituency on JUI-F’s election rallies. Earlier, Shireen Malik’s rally came under attack in Gora Baka Khel while Durrani’s convoy was targeted in an IED blast in Huwaid.
Durrani is contesting election on NA-35, Bannu, from the platform of the MMA, a recently revived alliance of the religio-political parties.
He will face off Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who is up for five NA seats across the country this time, including the one in Bannu.
The MMA is a coalition of religious parties based in Pakistan’s northwest. Durrani is running against cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, whose Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) is one of the front-runners in the July 25 vote. – NNI