The police reported that former PTI MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Adnan was fatally shot by unidentified attackers in Rawalpindi.
Adnan had contested in the general elections for Rawalpindi’s NA-57 and PP-19 constituencies.
According to a statement from the Rawalpindi police spokesperson, the incident took place in the Civil Lines area, near the city police officer’s (CPO) office.
The Rawalpindi CPO, Syed Khalid Hamdani, has instructed the Potohar superintendent of police to swiftly apprehend those responsible for the attack, the spokesperson added. Senior police officials promptly arrived at the scene upon receiving the report, collecting evidence and forming teams to apprehend the suspects.
Preliminary investigations suggest that personal animosity may have been a motive behind the attack, the statement noted. However, a comprehensive inquiry from all angles is ongoing, with assurances that the perpetrators will be arrested and brought to justice.
According to the Punjab Assembly’s website, Adnan, born on February 15, 1976, in Rawalpindi, was the son of Chaudhary Muhammad Jan. He graduated from Punjab University and served as an MPA in 2018, also holding the position of parliamentary secretary for social welfare. Additionally, he served as parliamentary secretary for revenue from 2018 to 2020.
Last week, two PTI workers lost their lives, and 12 others sustained injuries when police opened fire during a protest in Shangla’s district headquarters, Alpuri, over alleged electoral result tampering.