Takhtbhai: Bid to kidnap lawyer foiled
TAKHTBHAI: Armed lashkar foiled a bid of kidnapping a local lawyer at Parkho–Jalala Link Road here Wednesday. Sources said that Qamar Zaman Khan, former president of Tehsil Bar Association, was on his way to the courts in his car when six unidentified gunmen intercepted him near Parkho Dherai and tried to kidnap him. His personal guard resisted in the mean time hundreds of local armed residents rushed to the scene after announcements made on the loudspeakers. The sources said that kidnappers also tried to kill the lawyer when they failed to kidnap him.
Meanwhile, the lawyers took out a protest procession against the incident and staged a sit-in and blocked the Malakand Road for an hour. Setting a 24–hour deadline to the local administration, the speakers Amir Sultan Safi, Usman Ghani, Mushtaq Ahmad, Sabir Shah, Abdur Rasheed and Nisar Khattak demanded of the government to arrest the culprits forthwith. They expressed concerns over the worsening law and order in the area. They also threatened to stage another protest demonstration on Thursday if the culprits were not arrested.