ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan on Friday condemned the attack on his party leaders in Karachi.
PTI leaders Faisal Vawda and Imran Ismail escaped an attack when both the leaders were attacked near city’s Delhi Colony area but remained unharmed as their vehicle was bullet-proof.
Khan phoned his party leader Faisal Vawda to enquire his wellbeing after escaping a deadly attack.
The PTI chairman condemned the attack and termed it’s timing as extremely “suspicious” as Faisal Vawda was attacked on his way back from National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office after submitting evidence referring to Panama Papers.
Ismail claimed assailants riding two motorcycles targeted the car and opened fire from two sides. Empty shells of 9MM pistol were found on the site of the attack, where police reached and initiated investigation.
PTI had recently maintained MQM leader Altaf’s speech as a tool for diverting the attention of people from PML-N’s transgressions.
“Such attacks on PTI leaders are not a coincidence after party’s criticism on the extremists who are spreading violence in the city,” Imran said.
He also said that the fault of PTI and its leaders is seeking probe into Panama Papers besides demanding restoration of peace in the city.
PTI has always raised voice against anti-Pakistan elements and we won’t back down, he reiterated.
He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his government are acting like silent spectators in this scenario like they always have.
He urged the Rangers to investigate all aspects of the attack and unveil the elements involved in this militant attack and hold accountable the perpetrators.