Attacker has been arrested.

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.

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. 


Speaking exclusively to Dunya News, Punjab government’s spokesperson Malik Ahmad Khan stated that condition of Ahsan Iqbal was out of danger. 


Condemnation emanated


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.

 

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.

Bilawal termed attack on interior minister an open challange to state. 

JI chief—while condemning the attack—called to unveil hidden element behind the attack.