Crime & Justice

Pakistan former PM Imran Khan injured in shooting

Islamabad, Nov 3 (EFE).- Former prime minister Imran Khan suffered injuries in a gun attack on Wednesday during a long march to the capital as it passed through a city in the eastern province of Punjab, local media reported.

The attack occurred in Wazirabad when the opposition leader’s march was on the way to Islamabad.

Khan and at least five of his supporters suffered injuries in the firing incident, said the media, citing regional officials.

The injured, including Khan, have been taken to hospitals.

Media footage from the spot showed rescuers rushing Khan into another vehicle with apparently a bandage on his leg.

It was not clear if he suffered gunshot wounds.

Police in Wazirabad said they were gathering information about the incident.

Video clips showed Khan’s Pakistan Tehreel-e-Insaf (PTI) party supporters chanting slogans against the military and the government.

“Khan has suffered bullet injury. It is not critical. He is stable. He is injured in the leg,” PTI leader Assad Umar told local broadcaster ARY.

“Imran Khan is changing Pakistan and they have stooped this low,” he added.

Umar said he was near the spot at the time of the firing incident but was inside a container.

Khan claimed an earlier threat to his life and had recorded a video about that.

He said he would make the video public if something happened to him.

The former prime minister is leading a long march from Lahore to the capital Islamabad to pressure the government for early elections in the country.

The firing incident took place just as Khan was about to address his party workers in Gujranwala. EFE


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