Ahsan Iqbal attack case: Special Court announces the verdict

Ahsan Iqbal attack case: Special Court announces the verdict
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ISLAMABAD – Special Court judge has announced the verdict in attack over former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal .

Abid Hussain, who opened fire at the former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal , was sentenced to 27 years in prison for targeting the politician.

The judge of a special court, Ali Imran, announced the sentence on Saturday and imposed a fine of Rs 190,000 on the convict. The court also announced a separate jail term of three years for possessing and utilizing illegal weapon.

The judge, however, ordered to release four accomplices.

Iqbal, who belongs to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), suffered a bullet wound in his right arm when Abid Hussain opened fire on him in Kanjrur area of Shakargarh, in May.

The attacker used a 30-bore pistol to fire at Iqbal from a distance of around 20 yards and the politician was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital in Narowal.

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