Lahore: Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday paid a visit to injured Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.
The Nation reported that Sharif visited Services Hospital to inquire about the condition of Iqbal, who sustained injuries in a gun-attack at Narowal.
Security was stepped up around the hospital premises and no one was allowed to visit the surgical ward while Sharif was present there.
Sharif prayed for a speedy recovery to Minister Iqbal.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that the person who attacked Iqbal was identified as Abid Hussain affiliated to terror group Tehreek-e-Labbaik.
Attacker Hussain shot the interior minister from a distance of 15 yards as latter was leaving a corner meeting.
An FIR has been filed against the attacker.
It has been further told by a police officer that the accused had confessed that the incident was an act of reprisal for his alleged role to amend the Khatm-e-Nubuwwat clause in the election bill. (ANI)