Pakistan’s interior minister was injured in an apparent assassination attempt. According to a report in Pakistan Today, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was injured after unknown assailants opened fire on him after a political gathering in Punjab’s Narowal.
Dawn reported that Iqbal was shifted to District Headquarters Hospital. Confirming the incident, PML-N leader Tallal Chaudhry said Iqbal was out of danger and that the suspect — between 20 to 22 years old — is being interrogated, he added, according to the report.
District Police Officer (DPO) Imran Kishwar told Dunya News that the attacker used a 30-bore pistol to fire at Iqbal from a distance of around 20 yards.
Ahsan Iqbal was immediately shifted to local hospital where he received initial treatment. The interior minister is being shifted to Lahore for further treatment.