BANNU: An explosion occurred near convoy of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (F)’s Akram Khan Durrani, reported Friday morning.
According to the initial reports, Durrani has escaped the attack unhurt. He was said to be en route to a rally when the explosion occurred in Haved area of Bannu.
However, several injuries have been reported.
Durrani has served as Minister for Housing and Works in the cabinet of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from August 2017 to May 2018.
The former federal minister is contesting upcoming General Election 2018 against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan from NA-35 (Bannu) constituency.
This is the second major incident of pre-poll violence in the country.
Earlier in the week, Awami National Party leader Haroon Bilour was among 20 people martyred in a suicide attack in Yakatoot neighbourhood of Peshawar.