Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz escaped a gun attack unharmed as he was on his way from his ancestral town of Kohat to Peshawar city.
Armed assailants fired shots at his car, shattering the windows.
Faraz told the media that he is safe but his driver has been injured and is being transported to Peshawar for medical attention.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry tweeted moments after the news broke, saying that Faraz had been attacked by gunmen at Darra Adam Khel.
"Thankfully, he remained safe but unfortunately the driver is seriously injured and has been transported to the hospital.
"We strongly condemn this incident," he wrote
اطلاعات ہیں کہ وفاقی وزیر شبلی فراز پر کوہاٹ جاتے ہوئے درہ آدم خیل کے مقام پر فائرنگ کی گئ، خدا کا شکر ہے وہ حملے میں محفوظ رہے لیکن بدقسمتی سے ڈرائیور شدید زخمی ہیں جن کو ہسپتال منتقل کیا گیا ہے ، اس حملے کی شدید مذمت کرتے ہیں— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 19, 2021