PPP candidate hurt in armed attack

HYDERABAD (PEN) : Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate for a Sindh Assembly constituency in Mirpurkhas, sustained gunshot wounds in an armed attack on his vehicle near Shaheed Benazir Bhutto bypass Road in Mirpurkhas late on Monday night.


Shah was shifted to Liaquat University Hospital (LUH) in Hyderabad from where he was referred to a hospital in Karachi. A medical officer at LUH said that Shah was stable after the gunshot wound in his left arm and shoulder.

SSP Mirpurkhas Adil Memon has formed an investigation team to probe the incident. So far, the police appear clueless about the attackers and their motive. The police have yet to register the FIR of the incident.

Shah is a candidate for PS-46 constituency in Mirpurkhas.