LAHORE: Two senior officers of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) escaped unhurt after some unidentified armed men opened fire on their car in the Muslim Town police area on Monday.

The officers, Salman Ali and Ali Solangi, were travelling by a car when armed men intercepted them.

There were reports that the armed men were chasing the FBR officers on a motorcycle and they opened indiscriminate fire when they reached near the car.

A police official said several bullets hit the car; however, both officers escaped unhurt. He added that the armed attack on the main road of the city created panic among the motorists and the traders running business near the crime scene. The suspects managed to escape from the site.

On being alerted, police rushed to the site, escorted the officers to the police station and lodged a complaint against the unidentified attackers. He said police took help from the CCTV cameras, installed nearby, including those of the Punjab Safe City Authority.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar took notice of the incident and sought a report from the capital city police officer on it.

To a question, the police official said it would be premature to say anything about the motive behind the attack on the officers and the identity of the criminals.

Published in Dawn, December 28th, 2021

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