Political leader hurt in Gilgit firing
GILGIT: Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a senior PML-N leader in Gilgit on Monday, injuring him seriously, police and family sources said.
“A bullet pierced through his jaws,” said hospital sources, adding that his condition was out of danger. The injured man was rushed to a military hospital where he was admitted for treatment.
Family sources said that Salamat Jan, popularly known as Sham, was sitting in his office when he was attacked, adding that he had recognised the assailants.
They said at least three bullets were fired at him but only one hit the target.
Salamat Jan is the president of the PML-N Labour Wing and was instrumental in establishing the PML-N in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Police have registered an FIR and started investigation.