Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Chaudhry Muhammad Adnan, a former Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Punjab and ex-member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, was shot and killed by unknown assailants in Rawalpindi on Monday, February 12.
Adnan, who had contested the recent general elections as an independent candidate, was reportedly gunned down in the Civil Lines area, near the city police officer’s office. The motive behind the attack remains unclear, with initial investigations suggesting personal enmity as a possibility.
Police responded by cordoning off the crime scene and launching a manhunt for the perpetrators. Senior officers are actively involved in the investigation, collecting evidence and forming teams to apprehend the suspects.
Adnan, born in 1976, served as an MPA from 2018 to 2023, holding positions as parliamentary secretary for social welfare and revenue during his tenure.
This incident comes amidst heightened tensions in Pakistan following the recent general elections, which saw incidents of violence, manipulation, election rigging and protests. Notably, two PTI workers were killed and several injured in a separate incident last week during a demonstration against electoral fraud.