Passenger killed as political debate turns violent in van.

MARDAN -- A man was killed and another got injuries here on Sunday in a clash among passengers in a vehicle during discussion on prevailing political situation in the country.

According to police, passengers in a Lower Dir-bound vehicle exchanged harsh words during political discussion that led to the clash.

They said that after a scuffle with the fellow passengers, one of them called his relatives and friends, who rushed to Katlang-Interchange along with arms and stopped the vehicle. A passenger was killed and his brother received bullet injuries when a member of the attacking group fired at them.

Police registered FIR against unidentified persons.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The new provincial chairman and general secretary of Sarhad Petroleum Dealers Association (SPDA) were elected unopposed with the consultation of the members of the association.

The elections were held under the supervision of election commissioner Fazal Ameen Khan, Amjid Khan and secretary scrutiny committee Saleem Khan.

Haji Jan Alam Khan of Tank and Akhtar Nawaz Khan of Rustam Mardan were candidates for the slot of provincial chairman while Ikram Khan Marwat and Sawab Gul Khan of district Sawabi for the office of provincial general secretary.


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