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Police confirm aerial firing incident in Daska NA-75, say team dispatched

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  • Aerial firing incident comes just days before a re-poll scheduled in the NA-75 constituency, on April 10.
  • Punjab Police confirm aerial firing incident was reported in Daska's Kassowal neighbourhood.
  • PML-N candidate Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar alleged that workers of the ruling party, the PTI, were to blame for the aerial firing.

SIALKOT: Punjab Police on Thursday confirmed that an incident of aerial firing had been reported in Daska and a team dispatched just days before a re-poll has been scheduled in the NA-75 constituency.

The incident was reported in Daska's Kassowal neighbourhood, Punjab Police said, adding that a team of officers has been dispatched to the area.

The deputy superintendent of police (DSP) for Daska also confirmed the incident, saying a team of officers has been dispatched to Kassowal.

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"Action will be taken against the shooters," DSP Daska vowed.

On the other hand, PML-N candidate Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar alleged that workers of the ruling party, the PTI, were to blame for the aerial firing.

Apart from Nosheen Iftikhar of the PML-N, the PTI has fielded Ali Asjad Malhi as its candidate.

By-elections in the NA-75 constituency are slated for April 10, with many candidates in the fray. However, close competition is expected between the PML-N and the ruling PTI.


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