PM, Army Chief, political leaders condemn 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.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and political learders of several political parties strongly condemned the attack on Ahsan Iqbal, on Sunday.
The army chief’s condemnation was posted via a tweet by DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor. COAS condemns firing on Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. Expresses best wishes for early recovery.
The prime minister telephoned Ahsan Iqbal to inquire after his health and prayed for his full recovery. President Mamnoon Hussain strongly condemned the attack on the interior minister and sympathized with his family.
He said that intolerance was cancerous for the society and biggest hurdle for stability. President Mamnoon said that any attempt to create violence and chaos in the country would be quashed.


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