Corner meeting of PTI's Asad Umar made target of firing in Islamabad, no casualties

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Corner meeting of PTI's Asad Umar made target of firing in Islamabad, no casualties

ISLAMABAD: A corner meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was made the target of a firing incident Friday night although no one was wounded,reported.

The incident occurred when Asad Umar, the candidate from the NA-54 constituency, was addressing a corner meeting here in Adnan Market of Sector G-11. However, everyone, including the party workers and the electoral hopeful, remained safe, police said.

Farid-ur-Rehman, the PTI's vice president for Islamabad, also confirmed that the party members and Umar were safe and uninjured. However, "thuggery won't be tolerated", he added.

A large number of party workers went to the police station to have the first information report (FIR) registered. They resorted to chanting slogans as well.

The area had been cordoned off, Zeeshan Haider, the superintendent of police (SP) for Saddar Zone, explained, adding that the people suspected of involvement in the firing incident would soon be arrested.

The aim of the suspects was to spread fear ahead of the upcoming elections, he said, adding that this was a common instance in the polls season.

 APP