Pakistan's interior minister shot and wounded after public meeting

Pakistan's interior minister  shot and wounded after public meeting

Pakistan's interior minister has been shot and wounded in the shoulder by a gunman following a public meeting.

Ahsan Iqbal was returning to his car when he was attacked by a 22-year-old man who fired at close range.

The attacker was immediately arrested after the incident in Narowal district.

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

Popular opposition leader Imran Khan and his PTI party demanded an inquiry into the attack.

Opposition leader Khurshid Shah said the attack was an attempt to portray the security apparatus as weak and create an environment of fear ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled for mid-July.

- PA

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