An Anti-Terrorism Courtroom (ATC) in Gujranwala on Saturday handed Abid Hussain, the first accused throughout the Ahsan Iqbal assassination case, 30 years and two months in jail whereas acquitting four others accused of facilitating him.
Select Syed Ali Imran moreover handed fines to the tune of Rs280,000 and ordered the convict’s property to be confiscated.
Former inside minister Ahsan Iqbal had been shot at and injured all through a nook meeting in Narowal’s Kanjrur tehsil on Might 6, 2018, in what had been described as an assassination attempt.
District Police Officer (DPO) Imran Kishwar had knowledgeable on the time that Iqbal was shot by the assailant ─ who was moreover present on the hook meeting ─ with a 30-bore pistol from a distance of 20 yards.
Iqbal had sustained a bullet wound in his correct shoulder, the DPO had added.
Happily, the parents standing throughout the assailant overpowered him sooner than he would possibly fireside a second shot at his aim. The policemen present on the web site then arrested the suspect, seized his weapon and shifted him to a police station.
The within minister was initially shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Narowal following the assault, nonetheless, was later airlifted in a helicopter to Lahore the place he obtained a further medical treatment.
The suspected shooter had been immediately taken into custody. On the time, he was acknowledged as a neighborhood 20 to 22-year-old youth residing throughout the jurisdiction of the Shah Gharib police station in Kanjrur tehsil.
It later emerged that the suspect had had a declared affiliation with the Tehreek-i-Labbaik.
In a preliminary report dispatched to the Punjab chief secretary hours after the assault, the Narowal deputy commissioner had reported that the suspect had acknowledged himself as Abid Hussain, son of Mohammad Hussain, a resident of Verum village, Tehsil Shakargarh of Narowal district.
The then Punjab inspector frequent of police, Arif Nawaz, had knowledgeable Dawn that the 22-year-old suspect, who was arrested from the spot, had confessed to making an attempt to assassinate the minister over the issue of Khatm-i-Nabuwwat (finality of prophethood).
Within the meantime, Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) had issued a press launch condemning the assault on the minister and tried to paint it as some type of pre-election conspiracy.
TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Pir Afzal Qadri, in a joint assertion, had demanded that the federal authorities provoke a judicial inquiry into the assault.
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