Ventilator removed and BP normal, Islamabad gunman not out of danger

Sikandar was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after successful surgery.

Web Desk August 16, 2013
Sikandar who kept traffic and business activities on the point in Blue Area suspended for many hours. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The key figure behind the Islamabad drama, Sikandar, was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), on Friday, after a successful surgery, Express News reported.

The three bullets that wounded Sikandar were removed during the surgery.

His blood pressure has returned to normal and he was removed from the ventilator, the doctors said. However, they added that Sikandar is still not out of danger.

His wife, Kanwal, also sustained injuries when she was shot by a bullet on Thursday. The bullet was removed.

The man armed with two sub-machine guns and accompanied with a woman and two children, whom he claimed were his wife and children, had driven into the middle of the Constitution Avenue on Thursday evening where he fired on the police and started a stand off.

The stand off that had been created on Constitution Avenue in Islamabad after firing on the police, ended after almost six hours when Pakistan People’s Party leader Zamrud Khan approached and tried to grab him.

This, though, caught the gunman off guard and he quickly peddled back, and raised his guns in the air. Soon after the commandos shot at the gunman, hitting him in the chest and leg.

Sikandar was shifted to PIMS Hospital immediately after that, where he was treated for his injuries.


james | 8 years ago | Reply It’s difficult to get knowledgeable men and women on this matter, but you seem like you know what you’re discussing! Thanks
Insaan | 8 years ago | Reply

@Abdullah: 2 sniper shots, i don’t think he will make it, he took one in the chest…

I hope they were not aiming at his head. Guy is lucky. Rangers shot and killed a Taxi driver for failing to stop.

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