LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday telephoned Chief of Awami Muslim League, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, and enquired about his health. He ordered probe into the incident. He said that he was deeply grieved over this incident. He also thanked Almighty Allah that Sheikh Rashid was safe. He assured Sheikh Rashid that an enquiry will be held into the incident in a transparent manner and the culprits will be brought to justice. Shahbaz strongly condemned the incident and said that the elements involved in promoting lawlessness in the society to undermine the efforts of the government for the protection of lives and property of people were behind this deplorable act. He said that government had ordered administration and police to take immediate action for the arrest of the culprits and they would not be able to escape punishment. I was shocked over the loss of precious human lives in the incident and shared the grief of the bereaved families, he added. Meanwhile, Punjab government has announced setting up of a high-level joint investigation team of law enforcement agencies for probing into the incident of firing at the office of the chief of Awami Muslim League, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. The investigation team will comprise representatives of Punjab Police, ISI and IB. According to the decision of provincial government, the families of the victims of this incident as well as the injured persons will be given financial assistance as per the rules. Instructions have already been issued for the treatment of the wounded persons on government expenses. Meanwhile, a spokesman of Punjab government has said that complete security arrangements were made by the government at the residence of Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. He said that in addition to provision of security to Sheikh Rashid at his residence, City police had also made foolproof security arrangements for his election activities. A formal letter was also sent to him by City Police Officer Rao Muhammad Iqbal to the effect that problems in security arrangements are being faced due to lack of information about the breakfast meetings, corner meetings and other programmes of the candidates due to which some untoward incident might occur. Sheikh Rashid had also been requested to direct his secretary to provide prior information in writing to Rawalpindi police regarding these programmes so that effective security measures could be taken. Shahbaz further said that despite this reminder by the administration, Sheikh Rashid had not informed the Rawalpindi police about his programme. The spokesman said that the copies of this letter had also been sent to Syed Muhammad Tariq Qadri, Joint Provincial Election Commissioner Punjab and Returning Officer NA-55.