ABOTTABAD: A teen-aged student Zainul Islam on Thursday attacked a Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker from Abottabad, Dr Azhar Jadoon at a ceremony held to distribute Sehat Insaf Cards.
The attacker was yelling that he was taking revenge for Dr. Jadoon insulting retired Lt Gen Saleem Ayaz Rana.
Rana had been allegedly pushed and assaulted recently during funeral prayers for victims of a triple murder.
Rana’s followers alleged that their leader had been attacked on the behest of his rival, Dr. Jadoon. Though Rana and Dr Jadoon are relatives, they have turned political rivals recently.
While talking to reporters after the incident, Dr Jadoon denied his role in what happened to his political opponent during the funeral, claiming that he is a peaceful person and keeps no enmity with anyone.