c994d02922b4f232d0dcff70499775a7084fa52a Imran Khan, a former prime minister of Pakistan, was hurt during an apparent assassination attempt.
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Imran Khan, a former prime minister of Pakistan, was hurt during an apparent assassination attempt.

Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, was shot in the leg on Thursday at a political event. The incident was described by the president of the nation as a "heinous murder attempt." Imran Khan is in stable condition.

Imran Khan, who was ousted in April by a motion of no confidence, has been organising a "long march" between the cities of Lahore and Islamabad since last Friday in an effort to force the convening of early elections. An "attempt to kill him, to assassinate him," according to one of his close advisors, Raoof Hasan, who told AFP that he is in stable condition.

Shots were fired at the former cricket champion and other party officials in Gujranwala as they stood on a container placed atop a truck that was moving slowly through the crowd. A man with an automatic weapon was standing in front of the container. A shot was made by him. Fawad Chaudhry, a former minister of information in the Khan administration, told AFP that everyone sitting in the front row had been struck.

According to PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Justice Movement) officials. Individuals attempted to take the weapon. He didn't hit the target in the fight. In the container, there was a lot of blood. He said a bystander was murdered and six persons who were standing atop the container were struck. When asked about the incident or whether claims that an attacker had been slain were true, police remained silent.

Numerous political assassinations have occurred throughout Pakistan's history, and the nation has long battled violent Islamist movements that oppose the influence of the government. This attack comes to mind the incident in which Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to lead a Muslim nation in the modern age, lost her life in 2007. Her murder's backers were never revealed. As she met fans in Rawalpindi while standing on the open top, shots were fired and a suicide bomber detonated himself close to her vehicle. After several years in exile, she had come back to Pakistan a few weeks prior to the elections to vote. Her convoy had been attacked on the very day she had arrived back in the nation, and more than 130 people had been slaughtered.

Significant public support

Imran Khan, 70, has been standing atop this container every day since the start of the march to speak to thousands of his fans who have travelled from various locations. Imran Khan continues to have widespread public support in spite of being removed from office. Tens of thousands of his fans have attended his numerous demonstrations across the nation since April in an effort to put pressure on the precarious ruling coalition. He maintains repeating his claim that the United States was behind a "plot" that led to his downfall and vehemently attacks Shehbaz Sharif's administration as well as the military establishment.


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