Ahsan Iqbal’s condition satisfactory after botched assassination attempt
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.”