Punjab minister Zil-e-Huma Usman killed in attack
21 February, 2007
LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Social Welfare Zil-e-Huma Usman Tuesday died of bullet injury in a hospital in Lahore. The minister was critically injured in an attack in Gujranwala during an open katchehry.
An attacker, identified as Ghulam Sarwar, had fired bullets in the head and shoulder of provincial minister Zil-e-Huma Usman during an open katchehry held at Muslim League House near Civil Lines police station.
Minister`s driver and other people attending the katcheri caught the attacker.
The minister was admitted in District Headquarter Hospital for first aid. She was later taken to Lahore hospital by chief minister helicopter but succumbed to injury during operation.
According to DPO Gujaranwala, Ghulam Sarwar had killed 12 call girls of Lahore. He was arrested for the murder of call girls and was released from the jail last year.
The accused was handed over to CIA staff that shifted him at an undisclosed place.