ISLAMABAD - Unidentified gunmen Thursday night attempted to assassinate MNA Sheikh Rashid Ahmed when he was on his way back home in Rawalpindi in his car after participating in a local TV channel talk show in Islamabad.

According to police, the gunmen who were supposed to be well aware of travel plan of AML President and MNA Sheikh Rashid, started indiscriminate firing at his car when he reached near the Shakarpurian area in the jurisdiction of Aapara police station.

“One bullet hit my car but I’m safe,” said Sh. Rashid while talking to a local TV channel after the incident.

When contacted, SSP Muhammad Rizwan confirmed the incident saying the police was investigating it.

Soon after the incident, Sh. Rashid drove his car to Abpara police station and reported the attack.

The police registered a case and started investigation.

Till the filing of this report, the police teams were searching for the attackers after sealing the area.

Rasheed had won from the NA-55 constituency, Rawalpinidi, in the general elections with a big margin.