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Pakistan’s interior minister survives assassination attempt during political rally, shifted to Lahore for treatment

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.

 

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