- PTI boss Imran Khan, Representative Faisal Javed and a few other party pioneers were among those injured in gunfire on the long walk holder at Wazirabad’s Allah Wala Chowk on Thursday.
The assault, portrayed by the PTI as “designated”, has set off broad judgment from across the political separation.
There were likewise reports of the demise of a party specialist who was in the city to invite the troop, which was there for the party’s second emphasis of its “Azadi” walk. The aggressor was supposedly stifled.
Representative Javed, who was additionally injured and had blood smudges on his garments, told Geo News from the medical clinic: “A few of our partners are injured. We heard that one of them is dead.”
As per PTI’s Imran Ismail, the party boss purportedly “got three to four shots in his leg” while Javed was brushed by a projectile, as per Hammad Azhar.
“It was a reasonable death endeavor. Khan was hit yet he’s steady. There was a ton of dying,” Fawad Chaudhry told Reuters. “In the event that the shooter had not been come by individuals there, the whole PTI administration would have been cleared out.”
Azhar likewise said that PTI laborers Omer Meyer and Rashid likewise got a shot each.
Neighborhood PTI individuals Ahmed Chattha and Chaudhry Yousuf were additionally harmed.
Following the episode, Imran Khan was promptly moved to a vehicle and cleared to an emergency clinic — in Lahore, as per Reuters — while other harmed individuals were taken by ambulances to the close by Wazirabad Establishment of Cardiology.
As indicated by salvage authorities and PTI, ten individuals were harmed because of the terminating, including the PTI authorities. Reports likewise said that one kid was remembered for the harmed individuals.
Film on TV showed a harmed Imran Khan waving to allies after purportedly being shot and afterward being conveyed to his impenetrable pickup truck.
subdued by party supporters and subsequent photos showed him being taken away but what looked like policemen
PTI’s Farrukh Habib confirmed that the party chairman was injured.
Shortly after the “assassination attempt”, PTI’s official account shared a video of Javed — who had bandages on his face and clothes were blood-stained — asking people to pray for Imran.
PTI’s Asad Umar said, “They could not stop him [Imran Khan] so, they tried to martyr him.”
PTI’s Shahbaz Gill blamed PML-N’s Rana Sana for the attack as “he was giving threats of a fatal attack for many days by saying words like ’crushing the head”.
PTI’s Shireen Mazari also reiterated the allegation of Gill while also saying, “The string pullers, the establishment will also be held responsible by the nation for this murderous attack on Imran Khan.”
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took notice of and “severely condemned” the firing incident.
He also instructed Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to seek an immediate report on the incident from the IGP and chief secretary Punjab.
PDM leaders react
PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb announced that Sharif has postponed his scheduled press conference that was to be done about his recent China visit.
PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal said, “Thank God that Imran Khan is safe. There is no place for violence in politics”.
PPP MNA Shazia Atta Marri condemned the incident as well.
PML-N MPA Hina Pervez Butt also called for the “suspect’s arrest and immediate investigation”.
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