Islamabad, 3 November 2022 (TDI): Reportedly former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has been injured in a firing incident. He received three bullets in his legs & is being treated at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) in Lahore.

Shots were fired in a presumed assassination attempt at his container in Wazirabad. 3 people have been injured, including Faisal Javed, as per the latest claims.

After the assassination attempt, Fawad Chaudhry, a Pakistani politician and a senior member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, as well as former Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, addressed the people gathered.

He confirmed the ‘targeted attack’ saying that Imran had been shot in the leg. He also confirmed that three people were injured in the attack, including Ahmad Chattha and Faisal Javed.

According to Dr. Yasmin Rashid, the Health Minister of Punjab, “Former PM Imran Khan has been injured, but not critical.”

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif took to Twitter to condemn the attack on the former Prime Minister. He said, “I condemn the incident of firing on PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the strongest words.

I have directed Interior Minister for an immediate report on the incident. I pray for the recovery and health of the PTI chairman & other injured people.”

Party leader Hammad Azhar has shared that PTI’s Ahmed Chattha was shot twice. However, he is not “out of danger” yet.

Hammad said the PTI leader suffered two gunshot wounds, one in each thigh, and is being operated upon. He added that wounds “are not deep”.

Long March launched from Lahore

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a “long march” on the capital Islamabad, on Friday to demand early elections.

He was ousted from office in April by a no-confidence vote after some of his coalition partners defected. However, he still enjoys widespread public support in the country.

Thousands of people are expected to join the convoy that will travel 380 kilometers from Lahore to Islamabad over the next week, stopping at various locations to hold rallies and gather more protesters.

The incumbent government of Pakistan asserts that the elections will take place as planned in October, next year. Regardless Khan is not willing to wait.


*This is a developing story and will be regularly updated.

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