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Blasphemy link to attack on Pakistani minister

By: Eastern Eye Staff

CONCERN OVER SHOOTING AHEAD OF POLLS A MAN accused of shooting Pakistan’s interior minister in a suspected assassination attempt, possibly linked to blasphemy, appeared in court on Monday (7). Abid Hussain appeared before the anti-terror court in Gujranwala city in Punjab province, where he was remanded into custody for 10 days, police official Chaudhry Tariq said. His appearance came one day after Ahsan Iqbal, 59, was shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency in Narowal, Punjab, late last Sunday (6). After the shooting, Iqbal was airlifted to Lahore for treatment. A…

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