12 injured in election related incidents in Tank
TANK: At least 12 people were injured during by-election for PK-69 Tank held here on Monday, police said.
Two people including ex-nazim Tariq Barki and a passerby Naveed were injured when supporters of JUI-F-candidate Ghulam Qader Bittani and Wali Jan Bittani, an independent candidate exchanged firing outside male polling station in city.
The injured were immediately shifted to local hospital.
The other incident occurred when supporters of independent candidates Habibullah Kundi and JUI-F Ghulam Qader Bittani attacked each others with stones and bricks.
Resultantly, 10 people were injured including Ghulam, Shabir, Fayaz, Bashir Ahmad, Khalil Ahmad, Ali Muhammad,Gul Bat Khan, Khaliq Noor and Yousaf Khan. Tank police registered cases and started investigation.
Voting has picked up momentum here Monday afternoon as big queues of voters are being witnessed in polling stations to exercise their right of franchise in a peaceful atmosphere. The tough contest is expected between PPP, JUI-F. District Returning Officer PK-69, Ghulam Israr Khan told APP that 21 candidates are in run which included Ayaatullah (Indp) Khan Badshah (Indp), Engineer Dawar Khan Kundi (PPP), Ghulam Qader Bittani (JUI-F), Dr. Shaikh Ehsanullah (Indp), Mrs Rahat Afshan (Indp), Rashidullah Kundi Advocate(Indp), Sajjad Ahmad Marwat (JI), Asmatullah (Indp), Qismatullah Miani(Indp), Liaaqatullah(Indp), Muhammad Javed Advocate (Indp), Mustafa Khan Kundi (Indp), M alik Gulistan Bittani(Indp), Nazar Hayat(Indp), Nek Badshah (Indp) Waheedullah Kundi (Indp) and Wali Jan (Indp).