SHANGLA: Unknown assailants attacked the house of Awami National Party MPA Faisal Zeb Khan in Titwalan area of Shangla district on Thursday night for the second time in as many months.

Mr Zeb, who was elected from PK-24 constituency, told Dawn on Friday that he was in Peshawar at the time of the attack on his house.

A similar incident had taken place on Sept 25 when unidentified assailants had opened fire on his house.

“I am in Peshawar and was informed at night by other family members that a group of assailants came to our hujra and started firing at the house, but luckily police deployed at my house responded to them and they fled the scene,” he said. However, no loss of life or injury was reported.

Police spokesperson Umar Rehman said district police officer Mohammad Imran personally visited the site early in the morning to collect the evidence and review the security situation in the area.

“The provincial government has failed in maintaining the law and order situation in the province. Our provincial general secretary was also threatened by militants two days ago,” Faisal Zeb said and added once again their party was being targeted.

Martung police SHO Mohammad Hussain told Dawn that police personnel deployed at the MPA’s house retaliated to the firing after which the attackers fled.

He said they had sent a report for registration of FIR to the counter-terrorism department (CTD) Swat as it was a terrorist attack. He added security at the MPA’s house was enhanced.

ANP spokeswoman Samar Haroon Bilour condemned the attack and urged the law enforcement agencies to investigate it and bring the culprits to justice.

Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

Delay in the offing?
Updated 03 Feb, 2023

Delay in the offing?

Govt must realise that political stability in the country cannot be achieved by extra-constitutional actions.
Divisions in PML-N
03 Feb, 2023

Divisions in PML-N

DISCORD and drama in PML-N ranks escalated this week when Shahid Khaqan Abbasi revealed he no longer holds a party...
Wikipedia ‘downgrade’
03 Feb, 2023

Wikipedia ‘downgrade’

ATTEMPTS to police the internet by states, often by giving opaque justifications for the action, are never a good...
Mianwali raid
Updated 02 Feb, 2023

Mianwali raid

The military needs to share intelligence with civilian agencies to neutralise the militant menace nationwide.
Corruption unlimited
02 Feb, 2023

Corruption unlimited

PAKISTAN’S consistent slide on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index over the last several...
Women police officers
02 Feb, 2023

Women police officers

IN a heartening development, a second female police officer has been appointed as DPO in Attock, weeks after the...