Narowal: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot with a gun and injured during a corner meeting in his constituency in Narowal, according to Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif this was an assassination attempt.
Strongly condemn the assassination attempt on my friend Ahsan Iqbal… Just spoke to him & he is in high spirits MashaAllah … Those who indulged in this heinous act will be brought to justice… PMLN will not be browbeaten into submission… Prayers for quick recovery!! -ss
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) May 6, 2018
Shehbaz said that he had spoken to Ahsan Iqbal, who “is in high spirits”.
“Those who indulged in this heinous act will be brought to justice. PMLN will not be browbeaten into submission,” he said in a Tweet.
According to Police, Ahsan Iqbal sustained a bullet due to which his right shoulder is wounded. After the incident, Ahsan Iqbal was immediately shifted to District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Narowal, Iqbal will be airlifted to Lahore for detailed medical treatment.
Police has taken the suspected shooter into their custody. According to District Police Officer (DPO) Imran Kishwar, the shooter is identified as Abid Hussain, who is about 20-22 years old, shot at Ahsan Iqbal with a 30 bore pistol.
فائرنگ کرنے والے ایک شخص کو گرفتار کر کے ابتدائی تفتیش کا آغاز کر دیا گیا.
— Govt Of The Punjab (@GovtOfPunjab) May 6, 2018
“One of the shooters has been arrested and [is] being interrogated by the police,” Punjab government tweeted.
According to Talal Chaudhary, Ahsan Iqbal is now out of danger.
Condemnations on this Incident
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal survived assassination attempt in Narowal he received a bullet on his arm he is injured but out of danger this is a clear effort to delay the coming elections
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) May 6, 2018
Condemn the attack on ahsan iqbal. Allah jald shifayab karey and hope the attackers are caught and punished as quickly as possible @betterpakistan
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 6, 2018
Attacker who fired and injured Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says he wanted to kill him because of Kathm-e-Nabuwat issue, admits to being under the influence of Tehrik-e-Labaik. pic.twitter.com/Zp9Z6yTH6S
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) May 6, 2018
Terrible news. Pakistan’s Interior Minister @betterpakistan survives an assassination attempt. Bullets hit his arm. Attacker arrested. Ominous development as the county moves to the election season.
Prayers for Ahsan Iqbal Sb.
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) May 6, 2018
COAS condemns firing on Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. Expresses best wishes for early recovery.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) May 6, 2018
PTI strongly condemn Attack on Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, culprit must be apprehended as son as possible pic.twitter.com/xsBTUWOJ9S
— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 6, 2018
Strongly condemn attack on Ahsan Iqbal today.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 6, 2018
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) May 6, 2018
I strongly condemn the attack on Ahsan Iqbal and thanks to Allah swt that he is out of danger … Ahsan Sb you are more than welcome to use international facilities available at Sahara hospital where our professor doctors will take care of you . Get well soon
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) May 6, 2018
Strongly condemn the incident of firing on Ahsan Iqbal. I hope his injury is a minor one and he recovers quickly. May Allah keep us all safe whatever our personal political beliefs .
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) May 6, 2018
Strongly condemn attack on Ahsan Iqbal @betterpakistan
In last elections there were attacks on PPP and ANP, and now PMLN is the target? Where are we heading to?
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) May 6, 2018
Shocked and distressed at the news of shooting on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, my deep condemnation for this ghastly act of terrorism.
Best wishes for his recovery.
— Abdul Aleem Khan (@aleemkhan_pti) May 6, 2018
Strongly condemn the firing incident on Ahsan Iqbal and wish him a speedy and complete recovery. Depoliticised Police all over Pakistan is a must to control law and order
— Pervez Khattak (@PervezKhattakCM) May 6, 2018
Prayers and best wishes to Ahsan Iqbal @betterpakistan. We have our differences of opinion but he is a dignified man with different views whom I respect. Wish cowards would learn how to debate rather than trying to kill or silence opinions they don’t like.
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani) May 6, 2018