[VIDEO] Ahsan Iqbal Gun Attack: Pakistani Interior Minister Injured in Narowal

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was injured during an assassination attempt at a corner meeting in his constituency Narowal here on Sunday.

Ahsan Iqbal Gun: Pakistani Interior Minister Attack Injured in Narowal

Ahsan Iqbal Gun Attacker Attested

The assailant Abid Hussain, 21, shot at the interior minister from a distance of 15 yards as the latter entered his vehicle to leave the rally ground in tehsil Kanjrur, confirmed DPO Imran Kishwar. Abid is reportedly a resident of Narowal.

An initial report issued by the police said Iqbal’s bone was fractured after he received a bullet in his right shoulder. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi “strongly condemned” the attack and called for an immediate report into the incident by Punjab’s chief of police.

Workers of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), standing near the assailant, tackled the man after he opened fire at Iqbal, said Punjab Government Spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan. He further said the suspect was stopped from firing a second shot.

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A 30-bore pistol was recovered from the arrested suspect, confirmed DPO Kishwar. A senior government source told Reuters news agency early information suggested Mr Iqbal had been returning from a meeting with a Christian group.

“We are not sure whether it has got anything to do with the motive,” the source said. “We will know only after investigation of the attacker.”

The assailant Abid Hussain, 21, shot at the interior minister from a distance of 15 yards as the latter entered his vehicle to leave the rally ground in tehsil Kanjrur, confirmed DPO Imran Kishwar. Abid is reportedly a resident of Narowal. 

The assailant Abid Hussain, 21, shot at the interior minister from a distance of 15 yards as the latter entered his vehicle to leave the rally ground in tehsil Kanjrur, confirmed DPO Imran Kishwar. Abid is reportedly a resident of Narowal.

Mr Iqbal was shot in the right arm, Punjab government spokesman Malik Ahmed Khan told AFP news agency.

“The attacker was about to fire a second shot when police and people in the meeting overpowered him,” he said.

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