The law and order situation in Khyber is deteriorating over the last few weeks as the rate of threats against security forces and police spikes.
As per initial reports, after the recent uptick in strikes in places like Peshawar, the southern districts, and the Mardan region, the police seem to be on high alert throughout the province.
As per media reports, senior politicians also reported receiving threats in addition to the police. Some of them even had grenade attacks on their homes.
Awami National Party’s (ANP) provincial spokesman Samar Bilour reported that their provincial president Aimal Wali Khan had received a call concerning a plan to assassinate him.
Samar also added that politicians’ safety is the state’s responsibility.
“Apart from Aimal Wali Khan, Sardar Hussain Babak and others have received threats as well while the house of MPA Faisal Zeb was attacked twice in the last few weeks,” Samar Haroon Bilour added.
Foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari denounced the ANP leader’s threats and promised him his full support.
Bilawal said, “Terrorists won’t be allowed to harm any democratic political leader, worker, or the common man.”
A CTD official stated that a senior police officer in the Mardan area has been assigned to visit Aimal Wali Khan and learn more about the threats so that appropriate security measures can be put in place.