LAHORE: The prime suspect arrested in failed assignation bid on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said in initial interrogation that he is affiliated with Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasoolah (TLYR) and targeted the interior minister was an easy target as he belonged to the same area.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal , who was shot in the arm on Sunday evening during a rally in Narowal and later the police, arrested the main suspect identified as Abid Hussain.
During interrogation Abid Hussain confessed to the crime, saying he had bought the weapon used in the incident from a local after scraping together Rs15,000.
Punjab Government Spokesperson Malik Ahmed said the attack is equivalent to an assault on the peace of the entire country.
He added that in case of security negligence, the guilty person will not be spared.