LAHORE - Ayesha Ahad Malik, daughter of former parliamentarian Ahad Malik, was attacked by two gunmen in Firdoos Market on Tuesday evening. She, however, sustained no injury.

Minutes after the incident, reportedly she claimed to have been repeatedly targeted by the persons allegedly working under the umbrella of Hamza Shahbaz Sharif since she has promised to provide proof in court.

Model Town Police officially claimed two unidentified dacoits intercepted her at the aforesaid market to snatch her car, and so the incident was nothing more than a robbery bid. They said owing to timely action, the dacoits, yet to be arrested, managed to flee from the scene, leaving the car.

However, Ayesha Ahad’s family circles claimed the incident was a preplanned episode allegedly executed by Hamza Shahbaz, PML-N MNA and powerful son of the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. They said Ayesha was being harassed by Hamza, who had been using different tactics and forcing her to abandon pursuing the marriage case against him.

Ayesha had claimed that she was married to Hamza and she had all the required evidences, including video and documents of her marriage. Since this claim she has been harassed many times. No case was registered till the filing of this report. Further investigation is underway.