PTI lawmaker escapes attempt on life

F.P. Report

GOJRA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Bilal Asghar Warraich was remained unhurt while his friend was killed in a firing incident at the residence of on Sunday night.

Police told local news channel that the lawmaker remained unhurt while his friend named Umair Asghar was killed.

The police said the firing incident took place at the MPA’s dera (outhouse) located on Jhang Road. An armed man opened fire a few minutes after Warraich went inside his room, they said.

Citing initial investigation, the police official said an accused, identified as Haider Gujjar, was involved in the shooting as he used to visit the dera more often than not. He added the accused visited the dera last night as per a routine and shot Umair dead after finding an opportunity.

The police official said they were carrying out a probe into the incident from all aspects, adding that the MPA had earlier informed the police about death threats he had been receiving from opponents.

The PTI lawmaker in a statement said his rivals had hatched a conspiracy to get him killed. Fortunately, he added, he went inside his room a few minutes before the incident due to which he survived an attempt on his life.