PESHAWAR: Six prominent politicians of the country could be targeted by the terrorists during the campaign for the upcoming general elections scheduled to be held on 25 July, the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) says.

According to media reports, Nacta Director Obaid Farooq told the Senate Standing Committee on Interior in a briefing on Monday that the PTI Chairman Imran Khan, ANP Central President Asfandyar Wali Khan, former chief minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, QWP chief Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, former chief minister and JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani and Hafiz Saeed’s son Talha Saeed may by targeted by the terrorists. He said the senior leaders of the PPP and PML-N are also under threat.

Asfandyar Wali, Aftab Sherpao have earlier survived terror attacks during their previous election campaigns.

The committee expressed grave concern over the threats and directed the Ministry of Interior to provide full security to the heads of parties and other important leaders.

The Senate committee was also informed that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) had received a threatening letter that the NAB headquarters would be attacked.