Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan shot in the leg during a protest Imran Khan news

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan shot in the leg during a protest Imran Khan news

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan shot in the leg during a protest Imran Khan news

EVOLVING STORY,

The former prime minister is not in danger after the shooting, as a result of which one of his associates died and several others were injured.

Islamabad, Pakistan – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the leg after a gunman opened fire in Yerevan. rally In Wazirabad, in the east of the country.

The former cricket star who led the a protest march Demanding snap elections, he is out of danger and taken to a Lahore hospital for treatment, Azhar Mashwani, a spokesman for Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, confirmed to Al Jazeera.

Wazirabad police told Al Jazeera that seven people were injured in the incident, while one of Khan’s supporters, identified as Muazzam Nawaz, died of gunshot wounds.

The identity of the alleged gunman, who police arrested at the scene, was not immediately clear. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Local media footage showed Khan walking with a bandaged leg from his truck to another vehicle with the help of his security team.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif issued a statement condemning the incident and asking the authorities to immediately start an investigation.

Khan began his so-called “long march” on October 28 from Lahore. The motorcade was expected to reach the capital Islamabad on November 11.

His government was dismissed in April of this year by a vote of no confidence in the parliament. Since then, Khan has been holding demonstrations across the country demanding early elections.

Journalist Nazarul Islam, who was covering the protest march, was about 100 meters (328 feet) behind Khan’s container when he heard gunshots.

He noted that there have been various accidents during rallies over the past week, including the death of a journalist who slipped and got stuck under Khan’s container on October 30.

“I heard several shots, then I heard ambulances coming. At the time I thought it was another accident, but when I approached the container, I saw panic among the people there and traces of blood on the road,” he told Al Jazeera.

Islam says he was next to the container when a black car parked near it and saw Khan get out.

“I saw him get out of the container waving to people outside the container as he was helped inside the car.”

After the initial panic subsided, Khan’s supporters showed composure and remained calm.

“The rally continued and one of the PTI leaders, Fawad Chaudhry, called for revenge on the container,” he said.

Chaudhry later claimed in a tweet that the attack on Khan was a “well-planned assassination attempt”.

Meanwhile, PTI supporters have blocked highways in various cities while party officials have asked them to gather at various places for protests.

Federal Information Minister Murriam Aurangzeb said at a press conference that the questioning of the suspect is ongoing.

Aurangzeb also called on politicians to refrain from publishing “political comments” and to show “responsibility”.

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan shot in the leg during a protest Imran Khan news
(Al Jazeera)





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