DI KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur was among three injured as a blast targetted his vehicle in DI Khan’s Tehsil Kalachi on Sunday, police officials said.
Ikramullah has been shifted to District Headquarters Hospital, DI Khan for treatment, the district police officer said.
“Ikramullah’s guard and driver have also been injured in the attack,” the DPO added.
The former agriculture minister in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is contesting the July 25 polls from PK-99, Kalachi.
Ikramullah’s brother, Israrullah Gandapur, was killed in a suicide bombing in 2013 in Kalachi.
Electioneering marred by violence
A spate of terrorist attacks has taken place in the current month. On July 10, a bomb targeted a rally by the Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar, martyring local party leader Haroon Bilour along with 21 others.
An attack on a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) convoy in Bannu on July 13 followed the tragic Peshawar incident. The Bannu incident claimed lives of at least four people, while 10 others were injured in the explosion.
Later the same day, in what was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country’s history, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Nawab Siraj Raisani along with 131 others was martyred when a suicide bomber blew himself up during an election rally in Mastung’s Darengarh area.
A week after the Mastung blast, on July 16, ANP leader Daud Khan Achakzai was injured after unknown persons opened fire on the guest house of the party’s candidate Zmrak Khan Achakzai in Chaman.