Pakistan’s former prime minister and cricketing nice Imran Khan has been shot within the leg in an obvious assassination try, as his protest convoy was travelling by means of the nation’s east.
- Imran Khan was main a protest march to the nation’s capital
- He was shot within the leg, and a number of other others have been additionally wounded
- His get together says it was an try to kill him
Mr Khan was wounded when pictures have been fired from the group close to town of Gujranwala, his senior aide, Raoof Hasan, informed Agence France Presse.
“This was an try to kill him, to assassinate him,” he stated, including that one alleged attacker had been shot lifeless and a second taken into police custody.
A number of native information retailers are reporting there have been a number of gunmen concerned within the Thursday assault.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry stated a bullet hit Mr Khan’s shin.
He stated get together colleague Faisal Javed had additionally been shot.
“It was a transparent assassination try. Khan was hit however he’s secure. There was numerous bleeding,” he stated.
“If the shooter had not been stopped by individuals there, your complete PTI management would have been worn out.”
One other aide stated he was not significantly wounded, and had been taken to hospital in Lahore.
Mr Javed, who had blood stains on his garments, informed Geo TV from the hospital “a number of of our colleagues are wounded. We heard that one in every of them is lifeless”.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the Inside Minister to analyze.
A person was arrested on the scene however no group has claimed accountability for the taking pictures.
Mr Khan was main a protest march to Islamabad to demand snap elections.
Since shedding a no-confidence vote in parliament in April, he has alleged it was a conspiracy engineered by his successor, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and the US — claims that each the brand new premier and Washington have denied.