Imran Khan breaks his silence on the assassination attempt. “I was hit by 4 bullets” | World news
Imran Khanformer Prime Minister of Pakistanclaimed on Friday that four bullets hit his legs in an assassination attempt while he was standing on top of a container during his long march in Wazirabad on Thursday.
Khan said he had known about the impending danger in advance.
“I had already learned that there was a plan to kill me somewhere between Wazirabad and Gujrat,” Khan said in a televised address while still admitted to Shaukat Khan Hospital in Lahore, where he was being treated for his injuries. .
Dr. Faisal Sultan, who is treating the cricketer-turned-politician, said X-rays of Khan’s right leg showed that his tibia was damaged and actually broken.
“During this scan, the line you see on the right leg is the main artery. The bullet fragments were very close,” Sultan said.
Khan suffered a bullet injury in the right leg when a gunman fired at him and others who were boarding a container truck in Wazirabad district of Punjab province, where he was leading a protest march against Shehbaz Sharif. government.
Khan was sitting in a wheelchair with his right leg elevated and bandaged. He repeated several accusations against the government and the military leadership.
Shortly after Khan was shot, police fired tear gas at protesters to disperse crowds in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi as they blocked roads. Television footage showed police dragging some of the protesters into cars.
Khan’s supporters, who protested after the political party’s call, also tried to enter the governor’s house in Lahore.
The outcry over what many see as an assassination attempt is likely to bolster support for the former prime minister and could spark unrest that further complicates governance in the debt-ridden country, which has also been ravaged by floods, Bloomberg Economics’ Ankur. Shukla said:
Now the ruling party may find the unpopular tax hikes and budget cuts required for an International Monetary Fund bailout nearly impossible.
Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the firing incident was being used by Khan for political gain.
Videos have surfaced on social media showing Khan’s supporters protesting outside the military commander’s house in Peshawar and vandalizing a military tank.
Khan named Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanuwallah and Major General Faisal Naseer, director general of the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence, among those responsible for the attack, senior PTI leader Asad Umar said in a video message after meeting the former. A cricket star. “The assassination attempt on Imran Khan is an attack on Pakistan,” he tweeted.
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