Family sources confirmed that the interior Minister is being shifted to Lahore. The notice also calls for a list of government officials who are being given security by the Punjab police so that better measures can be taken in future.
Ahsan Iqbal, however, will be kept under observation in the ICU for 24 hours more. The bullet had fractured an elbow joint of the minister before burrowing into his abdomen, the doctor said. The cartridge was hit in the right shoulder of the Minister, he was urgently hospitalized.
"The minister luckily survived", said minister of state for interior affairs, Talal Chaudhry.
A report revealed that the assailant belongs to Tehreek-e-Labaik Party, the new ultra-religious group.
Shehbaz Sharif has reportedly sent his official helicopter to Narowal to airlift Iqbal to Lahore.
"He further showed his affiliation with Tahrik-e-Labbaik [sic]", the DC's letter read. "We know the motive of this attack but I want to tell that this is a very risky game being played against the PML-N", Information Minister Marrium Aurengzeb said.
The suspect, believed to be in his early 20s, was taken into police custody and is being interrogated.
"Strongly condemn the assassination attempt on my friend Ahsan Iqbal.Just spoke to him & he is in high spirits", tweeted Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif, brother to Nawaz.
Police arrested the shooter and finds out the reasons for the attack, Interfax-Ukraine.
The attacker fired with a 30-bore pistol from a distance of around 18 metres.
It was reported that Abid confessed to the crime, saying he had bought the weapon used in the incident from a local after scraping together Rs15,000. Government ministers and resistance leaders resisted the attack.
According to a notification by the provincial police department, DIG Investigation Waqas Nazeer will head the five-member JIT.
Senior police officer Imran Kishwar stated the attacker was instantly arrested, and that the inside minister was out of hazard.
An FIR, including terrorism charges, has already been registered at the Shah Gharib Police Station.