ANP MPA escapes attack, but police guard killed in Charsadda

Published January 6, 2021
This picture shows ANP MPA Sha­keel Bashir Khan Umarzai. — Photo courtesy Facebook
This picture shows ANP MPA Sha­keel Bashir Khan Umarzai. — Photo courtesy Facebook

CHARSADDA: Awami Na­tional Party MPA Sha­keel Bashir Khan Umarzai narrowly escaped an am­­b­ush, but his police guard Constable Shehen­shah was killed in the attack on their cavalcade on Ghani Khan road on Tuesday night.

According to police, MPA Shakeel Bashir and his brother Afzal Bashir were passing through the Ghani Khan road when their cavalcade was attacked. As a res­u­­­lt of the attack, police gua­rd Shehenshah was kil­led on the spot, while the lawmaker and his brother narrowly escaped the ambush.

Afzal Bashir lodged an FIR at the City police station, nominating Pakis­tan Tehreek-i-Insaf candidate Arshad Umarzai for a provincial assembly seat in the 2018 general elections and his brother Khursheed Umarzai in the case.

He told police that they were going in three vehicles when the suspects ambushed them. The two families have an old enmity.

A large number of ANP workers reached Charsadda DHQ hospital when they learnt about the attack on the lawmaker.

Published in Dawn, January 6th, 2021

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