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Gunman injures Pakistan interior minister Ahsan Iqbal in Punjab


Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot and injured during a election campaign rally at his home constituency in the Punjabi city of Narowal, Sunday.

The suspect, described as a man in his early 20s, was arrested immediately after the shooting and is currently in police custody.

Iqbal, was injured and rushed to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital in Narowal after being shot in the arm as he was returning to his car following an address to the crowd in Narowal.

The Pakistani Interior Minister, from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N), underwent surgery and was later airlifted to Services Hospital in Lahore, and has been described as "out of danger" by Pakistan's Minister of State for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry.

Pakistan is due hold a general parliamentary election on 15 July.

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Culled from Ruptly

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