Badin: Mirza escapes unhurt in gun attack on election rally


BADIN: Unknown gunmen on Tuesday opened fire at an election rally led by disgruntled Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Zulfiqar Mirza near Tandobago area.


According to reports, the firebrand politician accused PPP of targeting his rally, warning that the Sindh government and supporters of Asif Ali Zardari would be responsible for consequences that may follow the attack.

“PPP office bearer Sain Jamali is responsible for the attack as government wants to eliminate opponents before local government election,” Mirza claimed.

The former home minister alleged that police was informed about the elements behind the attack and yet no action was taken against them.

Later on, speaking to media outside the parliament house, Zulfiqar Mirza’s wife and former National Assembly speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza said her family has been facing serious threats and the Sindh government would be responsible if anything went wrong.

“It was the responsibility of both federal and provincial governments to provide security to a former speaker of National Assembly”, she said.