LAHORE (Web Desk) – A main accused in the attack on Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada has been arrested by the Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department

The accused has been identified as Muhammad Qasim and is a resident of Attock.

A spokesman for the CTD said that the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Qari Sohail group was involved in the suicide attack which claimed the life of Shuja Khanzada.

He added that the mastermind of the attack was Qari Sohail who had sent the suicide bombers. According to the CTD spokesman, Qari Sohail used Qasim Muawia, Amjad Fayaz, Sadaqat and Saddam as suicide bombers.

On August 16, Col (r) Shuja Khanzada was among at least 19 people killed when suicide bombers attacked his political office in Attock.