Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot injured in Norowal

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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot injured in Norowal

NAROWAL: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has received minor injury in a firing incident after a public rally here in Norowal on Sunday, said media reports.
According to media reports, Ahsan Iqbal came under attack while he was sitting in his vehicle soon after concluding his address at a rally.
The Minister received a bullet in his right shoulder after which, he was rushed to nearby hospital for medical assistance, the reports said.
Reports added that condition of Ahsan Iqbal was out of danger.
Meanwhile, District Police Officer (DPO) Imran Kishwar has said that the attacker has been arrested and a pistol has been recovered from him.
The attacker has been stated to be 20-22 years of age who is being interrogated, said the reports.
The attacker, who has been identified as Abid, was sitting in front line during the rally, the police said and added that Abid was dressed up in white clothes.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and sought report from the provincial police chief.
The Chief Minister has also dispatched a helicopter to Norowal to rush the injured minister to Lahore for treatment.

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