Bannu attack: Imran Khan cancels Parachinar visit

Bannu attack: Imran Khan cancels Parachinar visit

Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday cancelled his visit scheduled for today to Parachinar, the headquarters of Kurram tribal area after Bannu blast which claimed at least four lives.

Earlier, at least four people were killed and 39 others were injured in an attack on the convoy of former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister and Jamiat-Ulema-Islam (F) leader Akram Khan Durrani in Bannu.

Speaking to reporters after the attack, JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani said the blast took place near the tire of his jeep, however, he remained unhurt in the attack. According to police, the former minister was leaving a corner meeting when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a motorcycle some 50 metres away from the jalsa ground went off in the jurisdiction of Havaid police station.

The JUI-F central general secretary and is contesting the election from NA-35 (Bannu) on a MMA ticket against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

The injured were rushed to Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital and a large contingent of law-enforcers reached the site of the incident.