Pakistan PM’s vehicle partially damaged in firing at his motorcade
Militants claim responsibility for attack
RAWALPINDI: The vehicle of Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani was partially damaged Wednesday when two bullets struck its window glass on Islamabad Highway.
According to the Prime Minister House, Prime Minister Gilani and members of his entourage were safe after firing on his motorcade on the Islamabad Highway.
Advisor to Prime Minister for Interior Affairs Rehman Malik has ordered an inquiry into the incident, seeking its report submitted to him within 24 hours.
Quoting the sources, reports said the place of the incident is a high security zone whereas it was no blind firing but the prime minister’s vehicle was specifically targeted.
Federal Minister for Information Sherry Rehman later said that the prime minister is completely safe and busy in his regular work. Gilani was returning to Islamabad after completing his visit to Lahore when his motorcade was attacked at a place near Islamabad Airport.
Meanwhile, the militants fighting the Pakistani security forces in the scenic Swat vally have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack on Gilani's motorcade.