Ahsan Iqbal’s condition satisfactory after botched assassination attempt

07 May, 2018 5:01 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Minister for Interior Affairs Ahsan Iqbal, who survived an assassination attempt, is now in a satisfactory condition.

Iqbal, who was shot Sunday evening during a rally in his constituency Narowal, was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of Services Hospital after completion of operations.

Police have registered a case against prime suspect Abid Gujjar. The suspect is currently in the custody of Gujranwala counter terrorism authority.

The minister underwent two operations — one aimed at removing the bullet from Iqbal’s lower torso and the other to mend his broken elbow bone. Iqbal had sustained a fracture after the bullet scraped his elbow and then hit his lower abdomen.

A 30-bore pistol was recovered from the arrested Abid, DPO Kishwar had informed. While confessing to his crime, Abid reportedly told police: “Ahsan Iqbal was my target.”

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