Pak minister injured, driver killed in Islamabad firing

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Islamabad, Sep.2 (ANI): Pakistan's Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi was seriously wounded on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen open indiscriminate firing on his car near his office here.

Kazmi was hit in his leg, but doctors said his condition was stable.

"Gunmen sprayed bullets on the minister's car," said a police official, Qasim.

According to eyewitnesses, two motorbike borne miscreants fired gunshots at the minister's car and managed to escape the scene.

Kazmi's driver, Muhammed Younis, received grievous injuries in the attack and died on the spot, while his guard also sustained injuries in the attack, The News reports.

Television images showed numerous several bullet holes in vehicle, which later crashed into a tree. Blood stains were visible all over the car.

The Aabpara Police Station is situated close to the spot where the incident took place, however, none of the top police official had arrived at the crime scene till reports last filtered in. (ANI)

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