Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister, Imran Khan, was apparently shot in the foot at a rally yesterday. The party has called the shooting an assassination attempt.
The miscreants are reportedly getting active in the country again, and this incident has confirmed many things about the coming days.
After a gunman opened fire, PTI senior leader Asad Umar said that Khan was wounded by a bullet in his foot. As per the senior leader, one party member was killed in the firing, whereas two other people got injured.
Khan was taken to a nearby hospital outside Gujranwala, where he was transferred to a Lahore hospital where he will be treated.
A man suspected of shooting at the rally was detained and arrested, authorities said. The male suspect was carrying a 9mm pistol and two empty magazines, according to police.
In a video statement, Javed, a fellow party worker, blamed the opposition and said, “Please pray for us, for Imran Khan and our party members who have sustained severe injuries.”
The current Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, who won the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan earlier, has condemned the incident.
Shehbaz said, “I condemn the incident of sudden shooting on PTI chairman Imran Khan in the strongest words. The Prime Minister added, “I have also asked for an immediate report on the incident and will pray for those injured.”
However, in a recent video statement, the spokesperson claimed the people behind this shooting are Shehbaz Sharif, Major General Faisal, and Rana Sanaullah.
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Imran Khan’s political career has been in turmoil for a long period now. He has been hit with many allegations from the opposition leader about the corruption he and his party members embraced during his tenure as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Previously on 31st October, the Election Commission of Pakistan recommended that Imran will not be allowed to hold any political office for five years. With the current timeline, it’s been anticipated that this decision is going to heat up the political environment in the country.
While reading the recommendation, Pakistani army chief Sikandar Sultan Raja stated that Khan was disqualified for “corrupt practices.”
The decision by the commission was said to be based on the grounds that Khan made false statements about gifts he had received while in office, illegal under his country’s constitution.
Khan was accused of receiving gifts from the leaders of Dubai and Saudi Arabia, which were not put in the Toshakhana. In Pakistan, it’s a law that every foreign gift must be put in the Toshakhana, but according to reports, this never happened during Imran’s rule.
His allegations have become a staple in his campaign speeches. In these speeches, Khan talks about how he was ousted and how the United States, without any evidence present, supported it.
His controversial claims have garnered support from a large segment of the population who are frustrated with high prices, and they hope that his anti-establishment feelings will also be pushed forward.
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