Several unidentified people shot bullets at the bulletproof vehicle of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Housing Malik Amjad Afridi in an attempt to assassinate him in the area of Billitang. The Housing minister was out on his vehicle when gunmen opened fire, but thanks to his bulletproof vehicle he survived. According to initial reports one of the bullets hit the windscreen of the vehicle.
Malik Amjad Afridi was elected Member of Provincial Assembly from PK-37 in February 2008 general elections as an independent candidate. Later he joined Awami National Party and he was given the portfolio of ministry of housing. District Police Officer, Kohat, Mubarik Zeb said that militants fired three sniper shots at his vehicle, out of which one hit the car’s windscreen slightly damaging it.
He said the militants were hidden in the mountainous Bilitang area of Kohat.
While addressing the media, Afridi said he had no enmity with anyone and the attackers might be those who had attacked his father two years back. He said that there is a possibility of involvement of militants in this incident.
Haji Shamim Afridi, the father of Amjad, was injured in a life attempt while his gunman was killed when some armed persons attacked him in his hometown two years back. He had rushed to PIMS, Islamabad, where he was provided with medical treatment.
Shamim was close associate of former slain governor Baluchistan Nawab Akbar Bugti and was also an active member of his Jamhuri Watan Paty.
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