PESHAWAR: Three people were injured when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Awami National Party (ANP) supporters exchanged fire on the issue of displaying party flags in Nahaqi area of Peshawar on Sunday.
Local sources said the PTI and ANP activists quarrelled over party flag hoisting issue in PK-68 constituency and then exchanged fire. The injured were identified as Siddique, Jehanzeb and Arshid who were taken to hospital.
A huge contingent of police reached the spot after the incident and initiated investigation.
A tough contest is expected in the constituency among PTI’s Arbab Jehandad Khan, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Tehmash Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Arbab Afzal Akbar in the constituency for which electioneering is in full swing. The ANP has fielded Mumtaz Khan from the constituency.
Several incidents of election-related violence have been reported from different parts of the country during the last few days. Interestingly, most of the quarrels among activists of different parties are happening over the issue of party flag hoisting.