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Pakistan Police Files Report into Attempted Assassination of Former PM Khan

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Arif Ahmadi
Arif Ahmadihttps://www.khaama.com/
Arif Ahmadi holds a B.A. degree in Journalism. He works as an Editor & Content Writer for Khaama Press.
Khan sustained a bullet injury in his leg after shots were fired at a rally, where he was leading a protest march on the capital to press early elections. Photo: social media

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan police filed a report into attempted assassination of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to sources, who bore injury from multiple gunshots on his leg during the long march last week.

The authorities in the eastern province of Punjab, where the shooting took place, filed what is known as a first information report (FIR) on Monday following orders from the country’s Supreme Court, as Aljazeera wrote.

The police report was filed under anti-terror laws, naming Naveed Ahmed as the suspected attacker. He was arrested at the site of the attack on November 3, whose confession video has been circulating on social media. Bottom of Form

On Thursday, Khan sustained a bullet injury in his leg after shots were fired at a rally, where he was leading a protest march on the capital to press early elections.

In an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson on Monday, Khan said, “They took out three bullets from my right leg. The left had some shrapnel which they’ve left inside.”

During the attach, at least

one person was killed further 13 were wounded.

Khan said his bone has been damaged and that his leg is in a cast, adding that it will take four to six weeks for him to resume normal activity.

Khan believed the current political leaders – including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the interior minister and a military general – were behind the attack.

But in a press conference on Friday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah rejected the allegations, saying that the Punjab government was to blame for any security lapses in the state. “We see Imran Khan as a political opponent, not an enemy,” he added.

The military’s office and Sharif condemned the shooting and ordered an investigation.




Ever since his government was toppled, the Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been fighting to return to office, leading a “long march” of protests to seek early elections that will facilitate his comeback.

Roughly 10,000 demonstrators left easter city of Lahore Friday. A huge number of people piled into hundreds of trucks and cars, while many others marched on foot.

Addressing supporters before the departure from Lahore, Khan described the endeavor as a “peaceful march” and claimed his political struggle against the government would continue until Sharif’s administration agrees to hold early elections.

But the government has repeatedly said the elections will be held as scheduled, in 2023.

Meanwhile, Khan maintains his ouster in a parliament no-confidence vote in April was unlawful, and a conspiracy by his political opponents orchestrated by the United States. However, both Washington and Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, denied.

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