HANGU, (SANA): Newly elected member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly belonging to PTI Farid Khan Orakzai along with driver were shot dead at Sanghair locality of Hangu; meanwhile his brother was also injured in the attack. According to reports, six unknown gunmen attacked the vehicle of Farid Khan in Hangu. Farid Khan was elected as an independent candidate from PK-42, Hangu. He later joined the PTI.
According to the police, the incident took place when unidentified assailants opened fire at the car of the MPA, resultantly Farid Khan lost his life while his driver and guard sustained injuries. Later on the driver was also succumbed to injures in hospital.
Following the killing of Farid, angry protestors took to the streets and damaged several shops in Hangu Bazaar.
Slain Farid Khan was elected from PK-42 Hungu as an independent candidate and later joined Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI).
Farid Khan joined the ruling PTI before taking oath as member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. “I consulted my voters before joining the PTI,” he said.
The MPA had claimed that he had Rs 100 only in his pocket at the time of filing nomination papers and his supporters ran his election campaign.
Meanwhile President Asif Ali Zardari, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan and KPK CM Parvez Khattack have condemned the killing of newly elected MPA Farid Khan.
In a statement, PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the killing of Farid Khan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan strongly condemned the murder of PTI MPA Fareed Khan in Hangu.
In a message of condolence on social media site, Khan sympathized with the family of slain lawmaker. “May Allah give his family strength to bear the loss. My prayers go out to them,” he tweeted.” Khan was killed when unknown gunmen attacked his vehicle in Hangu.
Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Monday strongly condemned the killing of MPA Farid Khan in Hangu. The chief minister directed police to launch a probe into the attack.