SWABI: The Federal Investigation Agency on Friday issued another notice to former National Assembly speaker and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Asad Qaiser in the party’s prohibited funding case, PTI local leaders told Dawn here.

Mr Asad was first summoned on August 11, then on August 18 and August 29.

The FIA has summoned Mr Qaiser to its Peshawar office on Sept 5 (Monday).

Mr Qaiser, however, claims the two accounts were used for provision of salary to the office-bearers, who worked in the party’s provincial office when he was PTI provincial president.

Meanwhile, a policeman was martyred when he was attacked by a man in Shewa Adda area of Razaar tehsil on Friday.

An eyewitness said a traffic official was performing duty in Shewa Adda Chowk, where a man, namely Arshad Khan, hailing from Shahmansoor village, opened fire on a fruit vendor with a pistol after arguing with him, leaving him seriously injured.

Following the attack, the traffic warden chased the attacker, and as soon as he got close to him, the attacker opened fire, injuring the policeman, who later succumbed to wounds in hospital.

The attacker fled the scene, but a police party surrounded him in the Yar Hussain Bazaar, forcing him to open fire. The police also returned the fire. During the crossfire, the attacker was killed. Three passers-by were also injured.

The injured were taken to Yar Hussain Civil Hospital.

The martyred policeman belongs to Kalu Khan village.

The funeral prayers of the fallen official were held at the Shahmansoor Police Lines. Later, he was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard.

Published in Dawn, September 3rd, 2022

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