Pakistan, Peshawar News : A Newly elected candidate from PTI Fareed Khan was killed in gun attack by unidentified attacker in Hangu on Monday, E Pakistan News Reported.
Fareed Khan’s vehicle came under fire near his residence near Singair village in Hangu. Police said the lawmaker and his driver were killed, while his brother Shahnawaz was injured in the attack.
Khan had won the May 11 general election as an independent candidate, and had later joined the PTI, the ruling party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He won the PK-42 seat by securing 16,129, defeating influential Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) candidate and two times MPA Attiqur Rehman, who received 12,680 votes in the polls.
PTI chairman Imran Khan condemned the incident.
“Strongly condemn the murder of PTI MPA Fareed Khan from Hangu. May Allah give his family strength to bear the loss. My prayers go out to them,” said the PTI chief.
Imran also telephoned KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and directed him to immediately make efforts to arrest the killers.
So far there has been no claim of responsibility for the killing from any militant group.