Punjab Assembly member Jagnu Mohsin was acquitted after a seven-member convoy was attacked in Okara.
Mohsin and his convoy were attacked at Hujra Shah Muqeem in Okara while on their way to the area for a public rally. The lawmaker and his entourage were not harmed in the incident.
The first Information Report (FIR) on the complaint of Hafiz Irfan Hussain said that the MPA and his convoy were attacked at a turn of the Hijra turn.
He added that the convoy was attacked by two armed suspects, two of whom were carrying sticks, and two were carrying stones. It added that the suspects opened fire on the convoy and smashed car windows with sticks.
Hussain also told police that the MPA had received a warning on social media that she would be attacked if she visited the area.
On the other hand, the police say that they have arrested two accused named Mukhtar and Sultan in this case.
This is terrorism: Shirin Mazari
As soon as reports of the incident surfaced, Federal Minister for Human Rights Shirin Mazari condemned the shocking attack.
“Criminals should be caught and dealt with severely under the law. It is absolutely unacceptable. It is terrorism,” the minister said.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Amnesty International’s South Asia office have also condemned the attack.
The organization tweeted, “HRCP strongly condemns attack on journalist and writer Jagnu Mohsin.”
The HRCP said it was relieved to hear that the MPA was safe and asked authorities to “book” the attackers.
Amnesty International, meanwhile, noted that the attack was a “charming reminder” for authorities to carry out online threats against women.
“Immediate, impartial and independent investigations should be conducted to bring those responsible to justice,” the rights group said.
Mohsin, whose real name is Syeda Memonat Mohsin, was elected from constituency PP-184 (Okara II).
The former journalist won the seat in the 2018 general election and will choose to remain independent after winning.
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