GUJRANWALA: On Saturday, An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala awarded Abid Hussain, the main accused in the Ahsan Iqbal assassination case, 30 years and two months in prison while acquitting four others accused of facilitating him, according to media reports.
Judge Syed Ali Imran also handed fines to the tune of Rs280,000 and ordered the convict’s assets to be confiscated.
Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal had been shot at and injured during a corner meeting in Narowal’s Kanjrur tehsil on May 6, 2018, in what had been described as an assassination attempt.
meeting ─ with a 30-bore pistol from a distance of 20 yards.
Iqbal had sustained a bullet wound in his right shoulder.
The suspected shooter had been immediately taken into custody. At the time, he was identified as a local 20 to 22-year-old youth residing in the jurisdiction of the Shah Gharib police station in Kanjrur tehsil.
It later emerged that the suspect had had a declared affiliation with the Tehreek-i-Labbaik.