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Former Senator Of ANP Injured In Attack

Quetta(July 16, 2018): Former Senator of Awami National Party(ANP) Daud Achakzai on Monday has been injured in an attack near Pir Ali Zai.

According to the details, former senator Daud Achakzai sustained injuries in an attack by unidentified armed men in the area of Pir Ali Zai.

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Daud is the central vice president of ANP who was visiting Zmrak — the party’s candidate from PB-21 constituency — when unknown persons opened fire on the latter’s guest house. The assailants fled the crime scene immediately after the incident took place. Police have cordoned off the area and a search operation is underway.

Daud was rushed to the civil hospital.

Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk while addressing in a meeting regarding law and order situation directed for all possible measures to ensure the security of the candidates and the public participating in political rallies and corner meetings for Election 2018.Strongly condemning recent terrorist incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, the Prime Minister stressed upon the need for taking political leadership on board about the security arrangements and to secure their cooperation in order to avoid any untoward incident.

The Prime Minister further said that a public awareness campaign should be launched immediately, in coordination with all concerned stakeholders, to sensitize general public about the need to strictly adhere to security SOPs.

The meeting reviewed overall law and order situation in the province in general and in the wake of Mastung tragedy in particular.Chief Secretary Balochistan briefed the meeting about the arrangements being made for peaceful and smooth conduct of the General Elections 2018 in the province.

The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of Armed Forces and civil administration for timely evacuation of the injured of the Mastung tragedy and saving precious lives.

The meeting was attended by Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Allauddin Marri, Home Minister Agha Umar Bangulzai, Federal Secretary Interior Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, Commander Southern Command Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa, Chief Secretary Balochistan Dr. Akhtar Nazir, Home Secretary Balochistan Haider Ali Shikoh, IG FC Balochistan (North) Maj. General Nadeem Anjum, IG FC Balochistan (South) Maj. General Sardar Tariq Aman, IG Police Balochistan Mohsin Hasan Butt and other senior civil and military officials.Earlier, the Prime Minister visited Sarawan House in Quetta and offered condolences with the bereaved family of Shaheed Siraj Raisani who was martyred in Mastung terrorist attack on Friday.

The Prime Minister also visited CMH Quetta to inquire about the health of the injured of Mastung tragedy and prayed for their swift recovery.

The Prime Minister also met Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai and Chief Minister Balochistan Allauddin Marri at Governor House in Quetta.

It may be recalled that law and order situation is deteriorating in Balochistan as a public gathering of BAP was attacked in Mastung, earlier convoy of Akram Durrani was also attacked in Bannu, which gave huge human loss.

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