13 Injured and 1 Killed in the Assassination Attempt of Ex Pak PM

LAHORE: Atleast 1 was killed and 13 died after an attack at the former Pak PM Imran Khan during his rally at Wazirabad in Pakistan’s Punjab on Thursday afternoon. He was rushed to a Lahore hospital after he was wounded in firing.

His right leg bandaged, Mr Khan, 70, was seen waving as he was shifted into an SUV — an early indication that the injury wasn’t critical. He was later reported “out of danger”.

One gunman who was arrested, in a police video later said he was not backed by anyone. “I wanted to kill Imran Khan as he’s been misleading the people”.

The attacker, a young man, fired pistol shots from below at Imran Khan as he stood atop a container-truck, which serves as the centrepiece of his ‘Haqeeqi Azadi’ (True Freedom) March against the Shehbaz Sharif government.

The attack in Gujranwala district, about 200 km from Islamabad, came just seven months after Imran Khan’s government fell upon losing the defence establishment’s confidence. He has since been campaigning against the army and intelligence agency ISI’s “interference” that “has undermined democracy by installing a puppet government”.

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