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Prominent Pakistani Politician Irfan Jadoon Survives Assassination Attempt, Escapes Unscathed

January 17, 2024
Pakistani Politician Irfan Jadoon

SWABI, Pakistan — Irfan Jadoon, a prominent local figure and candidate from PK-49 Swabi-1, survived a life-threatening assassination attempt, raising security concerns in the region. The incident unfolded within the jurisdiction of the Gadoon Amazai Industrial Estate police station in the Gandaf village on Tuesday.

The Attack

Jadoon, while traveling back to his residence, faced a sudden attack by an unidentified individual. The assailant, armed with a pistol, unleashed a hail of bullets towards him. Miraculously, Jadoon emerged unscathed, attributing his survival to providence. However, the attacker managed to evade capture, adding an air of mystery to the incident.

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Political Backdrop

Irfan Jadoon, a loyal member of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, had recently challenged the party’s decision regarding ticket allocation. Opting to contest as an independent candidate, he opposed the party’s choice to award the ticket to Rangaiz Khan. This development adds complexity to the political dynamics in the region.

Police Response and Investigation

Following the attack, district police swiftly arrived at the scene, securing the area and initiating a comprehensive search operation. Despite their efforts, no First Information Report (FIR) concerning the attack was filed with the police at the time of the report. The case against the unidentified attacker remains open, with the police diligently pursuing leads to identify and apprehend the culprit.

This incident has not only heightened security concerns but also cast long shadows over the political landscape of the region. It closely follows the recent assassination of Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Khalid, further escalating tensions in the already volatile area. The authorities are closely monitoring the situation as investigations unfold to determine the motives behind the attack on Irfan Jadoon.

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