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Former Pak PM Imran Khan Gets Injured In Firing, 1 Killed

Shots were fired at his convoy during a rally in Wazirabad of Punjab province. In the attack, at least 14 people injured and one person killed

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan got injured as bullet hits his leg after an assailant opened fire at him during a rally in Wazirabad, Punjab province. However, the assailant has been apprehended by Police.

After the attack, Imran Khan has been escorted to Lahore city by security officials. However, at least 14 people were injured including a Senator and one person, 42, was killed in the attack.

At least four Imran Khan party representatives were injured, and one of them, Senator Faisal Javed Khan. Imran Khan was brought to Lahore's Shaukat Khanam Hospital, 100 kilometres distant, which he had built in remembrance of his mother in the 1990s.

Aftermaths, a police video showed the attacker, who was subdued and jailed, claming that he had no support, "I intended to assassinate Imran Khan because he has been deceiving people and I am alone" he said on camera. There were claims of another shooter on the scene, armed with an automatic weapon, but these could not be confirmed.

A young guy fired pistol shots from below towards Imran Khan, who was standing atop a container truck as part of his "Haqeeqi Azadi" (True Freedom) March against the Shehbaz Sharif government.

The attack in Gujranwala district, roughly 200 kilometres from Islamabad, occurred just seven months after Imran Khan's government dissolved after losing the confidence of the defence establishment. Since then, he has campaigned against the army and the intelligence agency ISI's "intervention," which he claims has "undermined democracy by imposing a puppet administration."

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the firing and asked Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to seek a report from the police and administration as soon as possible.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, whose mother Benazir was assassinated in a similar attack, said, "I strongly condemn the attack on Imran Khan. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery of him."

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