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Man accused of shooting Pakistan’s interior minister appears in court

A man accused of shooting Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal (pictured) appeared in court Monday (7). Iqbal was shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency in Punjab (Photo by: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

A MAN accused of shooting Pakistan’s interior minister in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy appeared in court Monday (7), with the attack seen as an ominous sign for security ahead of nationwide elections. Abid Hussain appeared before the anti-terror court in Gujranwala city in Punjab province, where he was remanded into custody for ten days, police official Chaudhry Tariq told a news source. 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 Punjab late Sunday (6). A man identified…

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