NAROWAL (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has on Sunday reportedly sustained bullets injuries on right shoulder in a failed assassination attempt. Gunman shot bullets at Ahsan Iqbal during the corner meeting in Qasba Kanjrod area of the Narowal.
Allah Almighty hs been very kind. We request all friends and wellwishers to remember him their special prayers at Services Institute Of Medical Sciences— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) May 6, 2018
District Police Officer (DPO) Imran Kishwar stated that the attacker used a 30-bore pistol to fire at Ahsan Iqbal from a distance of around 20 yards.
As per details, Ahsan Iqbal was immediately shifted to DHQ hospital where he received initial treatment. Ahsan Iqbal was shifted to Lahore’s Services Hospital for further treatment.
The attacker was identified as 21-year-old Abid Hussain who was immediately nabbed by the security personnel present on the occasion. For further interrogation, the attacker has been shifted to undisclosed location. Hussain hails from a local village.
One of the shooter has been arrested and being interrogated by the police. Ahsan Iqbal is being treated at DHQ hospital Narowal.Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) May 6, 2018
Speaking exclusively to Dunya News, Punjab government’s spokesperson Malik Ahmad Khan stated that condition of Ahsan Iqbal was out of danger.
Strongly condemn the assassination attempt on my friend Ahsan Iqbal... Just spoke to him & he is in high spirits MashaAllah ... Those who indulged in this heinous act will be brought to justice... PMLN will not be browbeaten into submission... Prayers for quick recovery!! -ss— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) May 6, 2018
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi strongly condemned the attack and summoned report from Punjab Inspector General of Police.
PPML-N’s leader Maryam Nawaz condemned the attack whereas she wished speedy recovery to the interior minister.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) May 6, 2018
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan also strongly condemned the coward attack on country’s interior minister.
Strongly condemn attack on Ahsan Iqbal today— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 6, 2018
— PPP (@MediaCellPPP) May 6, 2018
Bilawal termed attack on interior minister an open challange to state.
Strongly condemn the incident of firing on Ahsan Iqbal. I hope his injury is a minor one and he recovers quickly. May Allah keep us all safe whatever our personal political beliefs .— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) May 6, 2018
JI chief—while condemning the attack—called to unveil hidden element behind the attack.