Another suspect arrested for involvement in attack on Ahsan Iqbal

Another suspect arrested for involvement in attack on Ahsan Iqbal
In this handout photograph released by the Press Information Department (PID) Punjab on May 6, 2018, injured Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal (C) is evacuated from a helicopter on their arrival in Lahore. Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot in the arm in a suspected assassination attempt ahead of nationwide elections due this year, but will survive, his aide and officials said.

NAROWAL: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested another suspect involved in the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.
Iqbal, who was shot in the arm Sunday evening during a rally in his constituency Narowal, is currently under treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Services Hospital.
The police have already arrested the prime suspect in the case Abid Hussain, who is said to have shot at the interior minister from a distance of 15 yards as the latter entered his vehicle to leave the rally ground in tehsil Kanjrur.
Abid’s accomplice Azeem, a resident of Mansoor Pura, has also been arrested, according to police sources.
According to reports, Azeem and Abid Hussain had reached the incident site in a motorcycle. However, Azeem had managed to escape after the incident occurred.
Abid, a resident of Narowal, was taken into custody after workers of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, standing near him, tackled him after he opened fire at Iqbal, according to Punjab Government Spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan. He further said the suspect was stopped from firing a second shot.
A 30-bore pistol was recovered from the arrested suspect, confirmed DPO Kishwar.
Abid’s sister had informed the media that she has no idea why he would do such a thing, adding that he left home without informing anyone of his plans


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