I have no enmity with anyone, says PML-N MPA Bilal
Police register FIR of attack on MPA Yasin; 3 teams formed to nab assailants: 24News TV channel gets two CCTV footages of attack
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In could be seen in the footage obtained by the 24NewsHD that an assailant dismounts from the bike and starts firing on the PML-N leader while his accomplice moves the two-wheeler at a slow speed. After spraying bullets on the MPA, the assailant quickly mounts the bike and both the riders speed away.
The riders were wearing black colour jackets and they were driving a bike that was without a number-plate. In the footage, the assailants could be seen passing through the Mohni Road at 7:43pm.
While talking to 24News TV channel, MPA Yasin said that he was meeting people of his constituency as usual when two men wearing Dolphin police jackets appeared and started firing. He said it was quite unbelievable for him why did they shoot at him. He said he had no enmity with anyone and usually he moved alone. He said that he asked the police to perform geofencing to apprehend the culprits.
The MPA said that police believed that he was the target. He thanked people who prayed for him.
Police have formed three teams to track down the assassins.
In the FIR, the MPA said that he came to his friend Muhammad Akram’s house with his friend Haji Liaquat on a motorcycle. He said he was standing outside his friend’s house along with his three friends when two unknown persons came on a Honda motorcycle. One of the riders dismounted the bike and came straight to him.
Yasin said that after hurling threat to kill him, the assailant opened fire on him. He said that he fired three bullets and after that the assailants ran away on their motorcycle.
Buzdar calls Bilal
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar called Mr Yasin and inquired after his health. The MPA told him about his condition and also described the details of the incident.
On the other hand, PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq visited the injured Yasin at the Intensive Care Unit of the Surgical Tower.
While talking to media, Sadiq informed that Mr Yasin’s operation was successful. He lamented the Punjab government for poor law and order situation deploring that an MPA was shot at in the provincial capital.
He held provincial government and Punjab IG responsible for deteriorating security situation.
Pervaiz Elahi condemns
Meanwhile, Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Pervaiz Elahi condemned the attack on MPA Bilal Yasin calling it a dastardly act. He called upon the law enforcement agencies to arrest the assailants as soon as possible.
Reporter Irfan Malik