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Peshawar: Winning candidate Zakaria Khan shot dead by his own fire

PESHAWAR: In Peshawar, Village Council candidate Zakaria Khan was shot dead in the air while celebrating his victory.

Zakaria Khan belonged to JUI-F. According to police, a case will be registered after investigation.

It is to be noted that 5 people were killed and several others were injured in suicide blasts, rocket attacks and firing incidents during the local body elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa yesterday.

Gunmen opened fire at polling stations in different areas, burning ballot boxes and ballot papers. Women’s polling stations in Nowshera and Buner were also attacked.

It should be noted that 2,032 candidates have already won the local body elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa without contest.

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