Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has been wounded by an unidentified gunman at an election rally in central Punjab province, according to officials.
Iqbal, 59, was shot in the shoulder on Sunday after addressing the crowd gathered in his native Narowal district, Federal Minister Talal Chaudhry told local TV station Geo News.
Jam Sajjad Hussain, a rescue services spokesperson, said that Iqbal was getting into his vehicle to leave the rally when a “young man” fired at him “several times”.
“One bullet hit him in the shoulder. He was transferred to the local district hospital, where he is being treated,” he added.
Provincial authorities and Iqbal’s son said the minister had not suffered any life-threatening wounds.
Pakistani Prime Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s office issued a statement condemning the attack.