PTI’s Faisal Vawda attacked in Karachi KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda’s vehicle came under fire on Friday in the Delhi Colony area of the city, local media reported.
“Unknown assailants opened fire on my car upon which my guards retaliated,” Vawda told DawnNews.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and requested a report from Inspector-General Police (IGP) A.D. Khawaja.
“Total six bullets were fired at the car,” said senior PTI leader Imran Ismail, adding that the gunmen were just a few metres away from the car.
“The gunmen opened fire on Vawda from his side and then I was fired upon from the opposite side. I told Vawda to ‘accelerate the car, we’re under attack’.”
Both Vawda and Ismail escaped unhurt.
In May 2013, PTI Vice-President Sindh chapter, Zahra Shahid Hussain, was killed in an attempted robbery incident on the eve of re-polls in Karachi’s NA-250 constituency.
According to police, three motorcycle riders tried to steal Hussain’s handbag and opened fire upon resistance by the PTI leader outside her residence in the city’s Defence Housing Authority Phase-IV.
Senior police officer Nasir Aftab had said the incident appeared to be a purse-snatching attempt that went wrong.