MPA Malik Asad Ali Khokhar’s brother, Mubashir Khokhar, was killed after unknown gunmen opened fire outside his son’s valima venue in Lahore on Friday night.
As being reported, a gunman opened fire when MPA Asad Khokhar along with his two brothers came out to see off CM Punjab Usman Buzdar.
Mubashir Khokhar alias Malik Goga was killed in this firing incident while another person was injured.
According to the news source, CM Usman Buzdar, who came to attend the valima ceremony, had been seated in his car and was at a few feet distance when the gunman opened fire.
Following the incident, the function was called off and guests returned home.
The police have reportedly arrested one of the accused.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and several provincial ministers important were also present in the Valima. Musarrat Cheema has condemned the incident.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the incident, sought a report from IGP Punjab, and ordered an inquiry into the matter.
While updating on the matter, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr. Shahbaz Gill in a tweet said that the attackers had opened fire after coming close to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar’s car, who was also present at the wedding ceremony.
The attacker has been arrested by the chief minister’s security team, he added.
ابھی وزیراعلی پنجاب سے بات ہوئی ہے۔ وہ خیریت سے ہیں۔ اور اپنی رہائش گاہ پر موجود ہیں۔ حملہ آوروں نے ان کی گاڑی کے بلکل قریب آ کر فائرنگ کی۔ وزیراعلی کی سیکورٹی نے حملہ آور کو قابو میں لے کر گرفتار کیا۔ بدقسمتی سے اسد کھوکھرصاحب کے بھائی اس حملے کے نتیجے میں جاں بحق ہو گئے ہیں۔— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) August 6, 2021
A police spokesperson also confirmed that the attacker was arrested.
“Mubashir Khokar was taken to the hospital in a critically injured condition [but] he did not survive,” he added.
He added that evidence was being collected from the site of the incident and a case would be registered after a complaint was received.