Celebratory fire kills winning councillor in Peshawar
Mohammad Zakriya. File photo
A general councillor who emerged victorious from Pesahwar’s Village Council election was killed in celebratory gunfire, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to details, political workers in Peshawar’s Surizai area fired bullets to celebrate the victory which had hit Mohammad Zakriya, the winning candidate.
He received multiple bullet injuries and was killed on the spot.
Mohammad Zakriya Khan had won the election on a General Councillor seat for the local Village Council.
The polling for local government elections in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa concluded at 5:00 pm and counting of votes is underway.
The districts where local government elections are being held included Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda, Khyber, Mohmand, Mardan, Swabi, Kohat, Karak, Hangu, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, DI Khan, Tank, Haripur, Buner and Bajaur.