Pak minister in 'satisfactory condition' after assassination bid

May 10, 2018, 06:47
Pak minister in 'satisfactory condition' after assassination bid

An official at the Services Hospital here said that the surgery was successful and Iqbal is recovering well.

Labaik's leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, condemned the attack on Iqbal and said his party had not authorized anyone to take up arms.

A case has been registered at the Gharib Shah Police Station in Narowal against the attack on the interior minister.

Mr Iqbal was in Narowal to mobilise support for his re-election.

After the decision regarding the future security measures would be announced a meeting will be called with district intelligence committees in which Punjab police along with officials of other law enforcement agencies will be present.

She prayed for speedy recovery of Ahsan Iqbal and said "We hope to see him back in parliament soon".

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Meanwhile, Senators Mushtaq Ahmed and Anwaar-ul-Haq condemned the assassination attempt on the interior minister and said that such elements would not be allowed to disturb the law and order situation in the country.

"The suspect belongs to a religious family and is a worker of the TLYP".

According to the police, a suspect has been taken into custody from the spot, who confessed to firing gunshot on the minister over the Khatm-i-Nabuwat issue.

The amendment was hastily reversed in 2017 after it was deemed by the previously little-known Islamist group to be blasphemous.

Late past year, some changes were made to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat declaration required of prospective lawmakers under new laws drafted by the ruling PML-N in consultation with opposition parties.

A couple of months ago Iqbal had also faced a shoe-attack in his hometown.

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Their attackers were also members of the TLYP who alleged that the PML-N leadership had committed blasphemy by changing the constitutional clause which had provoked the attacks.

The elections are expected this summer, but observers say the ballot could be delayed.

According to the second notification issued by the Punjab Home Department, the new JIT will be convened by Additional Inspector General Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Muhammad Tahir.

Police have booked Hussain for attempted murder and terrorism charges under Pakistan Penal Code and Anti-Terrorism Act.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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