Islamabad, 4 November 2022 (TDI): Imran Khan suffered a bullet injury on his leg when a gunman opened fire on his container during his protest march in Islamabad on Thursday.
The attack has been widely condemned by leaders all around the world. Among them are the Embassies, Presidents, and Ambassadors of the Middle East and African countries.
Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini strongly condemned the attack and declared it unfortunate. He also wished the former Prime Minister and all those injured a speedy recovery.
Attack on @ImranKhanPTI ,former PM and chief of one of the mainstream political parties of #Pakistan is highly condemnable and unfortunate. I pray for swift recovery of #Imarnkhan and all those injured during this incident. pic.twitter.com/coPEOHCrG1
— Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini (@HossainiSma) November 4, 2022
The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Pakistan also condemned the attack, while declaring it a criminal act to destabilize security in the country.
متحدہ عرب امارات سابق وزیراعظم پاكستان عمران خان پر قاتلانہ حملے کی شدید مذمت کرتا ہے، اور تشدد اور دہشت گردی کے مقابلے میں برادر ملك اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان کیساتھ یکجہتی کا اظہار کرتا ہے، اور ان مجرمانہ کارروائیوں جن کا مقصد سلامتی اور استحکام کو نقصان پہنچانا ہے کی مذمت کرتا ہے
— UAE Embassy PK (@uaeembassyisb) November 4, 2022
The Embassy of Jordan also expressed its grievance on the assassination attempt of Imran Khan while extending its support to the leader in this critical situation.
— وزارة الخارجية وشؤون المغتربين الأردنية (@ForeignMinistry) November 4, 2022
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also condemned the assassination attempt on Imran khan while mentioning that OIC stands with Pakistan against any threat, violence, and extremism.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (#OIC) expressed its strong condemnation of the assassination attempt, today, Thursday 3 November 2022, on Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of #Pakistan. #ImranKhan pic.twitter.com/sbjlrOFWSo
— OIC (@OIC_OCI) November 3, 2022
Turkiye’s Embassy in Islamabad denounced the attack on the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. It also wished the mercy of God on individuals who lost their lives in this heinous incident.
— T.C. Dışişleri Bakanlığı (@TC_Disisleri) November 4, 2022
Turkey, which attaches importance to the peace and stability of friendly and brotherly Pakistan, will always continue to stand by Pakistan.
Assassination attempt on Imran Khan
The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan was wounded in an apparent assassination attempt while he was leading his ongoing march in Islamabad.
The attack in Wazirabad town left at least one person dead and 14 others wounded, including the highest leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Imran khan was transferred to Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore where the doctor declared him out of danger. The shooting of Imran Khan has sparked outrage throughout the country leading to huge protests in the cities of Pakistan.
The cricket-star-turned-opposition politician was ousted in a vote of no confidence in April. But Khan rejected his removal as illegal, leading to the nationwide protest.