Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says ‘long march’ will resume on Tuesday | Imran Khan news

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says ‘long march’ will resume on Tuesday | Imran Khan news

Khan made the announcement in a video broadcast from a Lahore hospital where he was being treated after being shot in the leg during a protest march three days ago.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said his supporters’ “long march” to the capital to demand early elections would resume on Tuesday after it broke down. assassination attempt by an armed person.

Khan made the announcement in a video broadcast live on social media on Sunday from a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore, where he was receiving treatment after being shot in the leg during a protest march three days ago.

The leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party was later discharged from the hospital.

“Our march will resume on Tuesday from the place in Wazirabad where I and 11 others were shot and where Muazzam was martyred,” Khan announced, citing the name of PTI worker Muazzam Gondal, who was killed in the attack.

The 70-year-old said he will not join in person until he recovers from his wounds, but will do so when the motorcade reaches the city of Rawalpindi.

Khan welcomed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s government’s proposal to set up a judicial commission to investigate the attack, but questioned whether the inquiry would be impartial.

Apart from Sharif, the cricketer-turned-politician blamed Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and a senior Pakistani army general for the assassination attempt against him, demanding that all three resign. He did not present any evidence to support the accusation.

The government has He called Khan’s claims baselesssaying that he is harming the country with “false and cheap conspiracies”.

Sharif on Saturday directed the Supreme Court to set up a full-fledged judicial commission to investigate the “serious” allegations.

Khan claims that his dismissal by vote the no-confidence vote in April was part of an “external conspiracy” planned in the United States with the help of Pakistani opposition parties; The accusation, repeatedly denied by the government, Pakistan’s powerful military and Washington.

Khan has held dozens of protests across the country since April demanding early elections. He was leading a march to Islamabad to raise his demands when a gunman opened fire in eastern Punjab’s Wazirabad district.

In the past, he has also accused military officials of imprisoning him torture and harassment of his party workers, including the senator and his chief of staff.





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