Sister of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, Dr Gul-e-Lalai survived attack on life.
She received minor injuries on her right hand. Some unknown gunmen opened fire on her in Karachi Market. Dr Gul-e-Lalai was coming out of her clinic in Peshawar.
Asfandyar Wali’s sister injured in gun attack
PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen Monday shot and wounded a sister of the ruling party chief of the northwestern Pakistani province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, police said.
Doctor Gul Lalai, sister of Awami National Party (ANP) Chief Asfandyar Wali was coming out of her clinic in provincial capital Peshawar, when someone fired at her, senior police official Imran Kishwar told AFP.
“One of the bullets injured the arm of Doctor Gul Lalai, she was taken to hospital and her condition was out of danger,” Kishwar said.
“She is in trauma ward, but she is safe,” doctor Hameed Afridi of Lady Reading Hospital told AFP. There were no immediate claims of the responsibility for the attack.
Last week a suicide attacker killed the chief of Pakistan’s Frontier Constabulary and two other people in a bombing in Peshawar. Taliban militants said they carried out the attack.
Bombs and attacks blamed on Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants have hit soldiers, government officials and civilians across nuclear-armed Pakistan since government troops besieged a radical mosque in Islamabad in July 2007.
Much of the violence has been concentrated in the northwest and border areas with Afghanistan. On July 26 a bomber killed seven people as he targeted senior Pakistani officials mourning the murdered son of a northwestern cabinet minister.
Police blamed the Taliban for killing information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain’s 28-year-old son Mian Rashid on July 24. -AFP