LAHORE - The main accused in Ahsan Iqbal assassination attempt, Abid Hussain, 21, planned out the attack on the interior minister with careful deliberation.
Abid told police that he had a dream where he received orders to assassinate Ahsan Iqbal . He wrote down his thoughts in a diary over the past three or four months.
The accused confirmed details of Ahsan Iqbal’s scheduled arrival at the venue of the corner meeting in Narowal by contacting the organisers of the event. He then got a haircut, dressed up, and called over his neighbour Azeem Ashraf, the other suspect in the case.
Abid reached Kanjrur, the venue of the meeting, on a motorcycle at around 4:30pm. When he got his chance, he fired a 30 bore pistol at the interior minister from close proximity.
One of the elite force personnel grabbed the assailant as soon as he took out the weapon. He misfired, and the bullet brushed past Ahsan Iqbal’s shoulder and hit him in the abdomen. Ahsan Iqbal is currently under treatment in Lahore.