Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was left wounded after a gunman opened fire on Thursday at a campaign truck carrying him. He wounded his leg and one of his supporters was killed during the horrifying assassination attempt, confirm the party and police. An Indian Express report suggested that Nine others were also wounded.
Meanwhile, the identity of the gunman who was arrested at the scene was not immediately known and no group has claimed the responsibility for the shooting. Meanwhile, the assassination attempt has sparked new concerns about surging political instability in Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation with a massive population of 225 million people. ALSO READ | Pak Embassy In Serbia Mocks Imran Khan’s Government For Non-Payment of Salaries On Twitter
Footage from the container when Imran Khan shot on his leg. pic.twitter.com/rE3CyMoTdP— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) November 3, 2022
The shocking incident occurred near Allahwala Chowk of Wazirabad town of Punjab when Khan was leading the protest march.
A Geo TV footage featured the 70-year-old former Pakistan PM hit on the right leg and he has been shifted to a hospital. The reports also suggest that he is out of danger.
Asad Umar, the senior leader of Khan's party, told ARY News (the mouthpiece of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party) that a bullet hit Khan's leg. He said six people were injured in the attack and two were apparently seriously wounded, including local leader Ahmad Chatha.
Meanwhile, the latest reports quoted senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders who shared that Imran Khan believes that the attack on him was carried out on the orders of three people including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the country's Interior Minister and a top ISI general and his remarks were based on information he had received.
"A short while ago, Imran Khan told us to issue this statement on his behalf. He believes there are three people on whose behest this was done - Shehbaz Sharif, Rana Sanaullah and Maj Gen Faisal. He said he was receiving information and is saying this on that basis," Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Asad Umar and Mian Aslam Iqbal said, as quoted by NDTV.
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