Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s convoy ‘narrowly escapes’ attack by suspicious car near Islamabad

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An alleged attempt from a suspicious car to hit a convoy in which Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family were travelling was foiled by state security officers on Sunday.

Pakistan’s State TV said that the car attempted to overtake Sharif’s convoy. Sharif was travelling to Islamabad along with some of his family members when the unknown car approached him.

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The car was subsequently forced off the road and the driver was taken into custody. Futher investigation from security officers also revealed that the driver was a retired Commodore of the Pakistan Navy. He too had been travelling with his family.

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The former officer has now been released, according to reports.

Ever since the killing of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief Malik Ishaq at the hands of Pakistani police last week, security agencies in Pakistan have been on high alert.

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(More details are awaited)

 

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