PESHAWAR – Senior ANP leader and former KPK agriculture minister Arbab Ayub Jan escaped a remote-controlled bomb attack in Peshawar on Thursday night, reported private TV channels.

Police officials said the former provincial minister was returning back from an election rally when his car was targeted near Tarnab Farms. His driver has been injured in the attack, they added.

Peshawar CCPO Liaqat Ali Khan told reporters that the bomb was planted on a bicycle, which destroyed the car, he said and added the minister remained safe however his driver Nawaz has been injured.

Abdul Haq, a bomb disposal squad official, said that about two to three kilograms of explosive has been used to carry out the explosion.

Arbab Ayub Jan is a senior member of the Awami National Party (ANP) and is contesting upcoming elections on NA-4 seat for Peshawar-IV.