In a troubling turn of events, Mohsin Dawar, former Member of the National Assembly (MNA) and leader of the National Democratic Movement (NDM), sustained injuries as Pak Army personnel opened fire during protests against election rigging in North Waziristan’s Miran Shah. The incident unfolded as tensions escalated during the demonstration led by Dawar and his supporters.
Dawar contested from NA-40 (North Waziristan), vocally criticised Pak ‘establishment’ for degrading electoral integrity. The protest, aimed at highlighting the rigging in the recent elections which took a violent turn when Army forces clashed with the demonstrators. Reports indicate that Dawar was shot and injured during the confrontation.
Meanwhile, intense gunfire echoed in the nearby areas, adding to the atmosphere of unrest. In the election, Mishbad Uddin of Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUIF) emerged victorious. Charges of rigging have fueled political tensions, prompting a closer examination of the electoral process in the region.