Imran Khan Injured After Firing At His Rally In Pakistan’s Punjab, Gunman Shot Dead


Imran Khan received injuries on his right leg and is being treated at a hospital.

New Delhi:

Imran Khan, former Pakistan Prime Minister, got injured today when unidentified gunmen fired during a protest march in Pakistan. Shots were fired at the container-mounted-truck carrying Imran Khan in Pakistan’s Punjab province. According to local media, Mr Khan is out of danger

Imran Khan was leading a protest march to Islamabad to demand snap elections.

Chaotic scenes broke out near Imran Khan’s reception camp at Allahwala Chowk in Gujranwala after gunshots were fired, reported local channel Geo News. It said several people were injured.

The incident, about 200 km from Islamabad, brought back chilling memories of how former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was shot dead during a rally in 2007.

Here are the LIVE updates on the Imran Khan assassination attempt:

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Imran Khan Attack A Heinous Assassination Attempt: Pak President
In a tweet, Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi called the attack on Imran Khan a “heinous assassination attempt”. “I thank Allah that he is safe but injured with few bullets in his leg & hopefully non-critical,” he tweeted.

Imran Khan Shot At 6 Times In Pakistan’s Punjab
An aide of Imran Khan says that a gunman fired six shots at the countainer-mounted-truck carrying the former Pakistan Prime Minister today. Imran Khan is being treated at a hospital in Lahore and is now out of danger.

5 Points On Imran Khan’s March During Which He Was Shot
An unidentified gunman today fired gunshots at a rally of Imran Khan in Wazirabad, injuring the former Pakistan Prime Minister. Since Friday, the 70-year-old has been at the head of a roadshow – a so-called long march starting in Lahore – staged to demonstrate mass support for early elections.
Watch: Imran Khan Shooter Seen On Camera With Gun
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was injured in a shooting at one of his rallies in Pakistan on Thursday. The gunman was tackled by an Imran Khan supporter, and has been arrested. He was alone at the scene, reports said.

Imran Khan Attacked During Protest March In Punjab, India’s Response
Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi today said that India is “closely keeping an eye” on the attack at Imran Khan’s rally. At his media briefing, Mr Bagchi said, “The development just took place as I was coming into this briefing. This is something that we are closely keeping an eye on.”

Imran Khan Out Of Danger: Local Media
ARY News, which is considered as a mouthpiece of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, reported that the former Pakistan Prime Minister is out of danger.

Man Suspected Of Attacking Imran Khan Shot Dead: News Agency AFP
Man suspected of attacking Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan has been shot dead, reports news agency AFP.

Attack On Imran Khan Brings Back Memories Of Benazir Bhutto’s Shooting
The incident, about 200 km from Islamabad, brought back chilling memories of how former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was shot dead during a rally in 2007.

Everyone Involved In Shooting Will Be Brought To Justice Soon: Pak Minister

Imran Khan Being Treated In Hospital, Condition Stable

Doctors say that Imran Khan has received bullet injuries, but is doing alright, reports local media.

“He is in a stable condition,” Raoof Hasan, a senior Khan aide told AFP, adding: “This was an attempt to kill him, to assassinate him.”

Imran Khan Hit On Right Leg, Shows Video
Videos showed that 70-year-old Imran Khan was hit in the right leg. Police shifted him to a bullet proof vehicle from the container he was riding at the time of the attack.

Gunman Who Shot At Imran Khan Arrested: Pak Journalist
Pakistan journalist Nusrat tells NDTV that the gunman who shot at the truck carrying Imran Khan today has been arrested.

Imran Khan Shot In Leg, Taken To Hospital: Local Media
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been shot in the leg and is being treated at an hospital, reports Geo News.


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