Published: Mon, July 23, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Pakistan elections: Anti-ISI slogans raised outside army headquarters

Pakistan elections: Anti-ISI slogans raised outside army headquarters

Ikramullah Gandapur, a member of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was contesting polls for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly.

Four other people were wounded in the attack.

The district police chief Manzoor Afridi told Dawn News that at least eight to 10 kgs of explosive material was used in the attack.

Faraz Mughul, Gandapur's assistant, confirmed the casualties.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif has said that he would make Pakistan better than its arch-rival India after coming into power, according to a media report on Saturday.

Hitting out at ISI, Sharif's supporters said that Inter-Services Intelligence has rigged the elections which will be held on July 25.

In 2013, Gandapur's brother Israrullah, who was then the provincial law minister, was killed in an attack on his home.

On July 13, a blast in the southwestern province of Balochistan killed almost 150 people.

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The convoy of another election candidate, Akram Durrani, also came under fire in the northwestern town of Bannu, though no one was hurt.

Nobody was injured in the attack, which marked the second one against Durrani in eight days.

Later Sunday, the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed Gandapur.

He lamented the decision against Hanif Abbasi, saying the verdict was given around 12 am, while he added that the Election Commission of Pakistan made the right move by postponing the polls in the constituency.

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