The former prime minister and popular leader of Pakistan Imran Khan suffered injuries in an “assassination attempt” at Wazirabad during his long march.
Imran Khan, a former Pakistani prime minister, was gunshot in the leg in what his supporters are calling an assassination attempt. On Thursday, the event happened in Wazirabad. Khan was speaking at a rally when a shooter started shooting. The bullets were fired not far from Imran Khan’s motorcade. Some of Imran Khan’s followers were allegedly hurt in an attempt to “assassinate” him.
Imran Khan suffered injuries to his foot as the shooter opened fire at the gathering, according to senior party official Asad Umar, who was not seriously harmed. Imran Khan has been taken to a hospital to receive medical attention for his wounds.
Later, Imran Khan was spotted with a bandaged foot. Imran Khan was transferred from his container truck, where assurances that he was safe were being made, shortly after the incident. In the assault, Senator Faisal Javed Khan also sustained injuries. On social media, there is a video showing him covered in blood.
According to an important Khan aide, “This was an attempt to kill him, to assassinate him.” According to Pakistan’s Geo TV, a male suspect has reportedly been detained. The assailant has not been recognized, but he was quickly apprehended after opening fire on the rally Imran Khan was leading. Imran Khan was shot, but no one has taken responsibility for it.
The attack took place less than a week after Khan and his hundreds of supporters started their march from Lahore, the capital of the Punjab state. Khan has claimed that the United States and his successor, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, conspired to remove him after a no-confidence vote in Parliament in April. Both the new premier and Washington have refuted these assertions.
Khan, a hugely well-liked former cricketer who led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup, has been holding rallies across the nation that have drawn sizable crowds. He is currently on a march from Lahore to Islamabad, calling for early elections at each stop along the route.
Khan was barred from holding public office in Pakistan in October on the basis that he had sold official gifts from foreign leaders for PKR140 million ($632,000) unlawfully. Khan has refuted the accusations. Khan took office in 2018. He did, however, lose his legislative majority in a vote of no confidence in April 2022.