She also praised another man who died while saving the PTI Chief.
Jemima Goldsmith, the ex-wife of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, praised the man who foiled the attack on the former Prime Minister during the party’s long march in Gujranwala and expressed relief after Dr Faisal Sultan said that the PTI Chairman’s condition is stable.
After the announcement of Imran Khan being safe and stable following the “assassination attempt,” Ms Goldsmith took to Twitter and conveyed their sons’ gratitude to the man who caught the attacker.
“The news we dread… Thank God he’s okay. And thank you from his sons to the heroic man in the crowd who tackled the gunman,” she tweeted.
Dr Faisal Sultan, the former assistant to the Prime Minister on health, has said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s condition is stable.
“But according to X-rays and scans, there are fragments of bullets in his legs and there’s a chip in his tibia shin bone,” he told media persons outside the Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore, The Dawn reported.
Mr Sultan added that Imran Khan has been moved to the operation theater for further evaluation and removal of bullet fragments.
Imran Khan was injured in a firing incident at his container near Allah Walla Chowk in Wazirabad in Pakistan’s Punjab province during his long march against the ruling coalition, reported ARY News.
In a series of tweets, the ex-wife of Imran Khan praises the young man who scuttles the assassinator’s plan.
She also praised another man who died while saving the PTI Chief and conveyed her condolences to his family.
“Another hero, who tried to stop the gunman, who very sadly didn’t survive. Condolences to his family,” Imran Khan’s ex-wife tweeted.
In the latest development in the case, the suspect was caught by police in Pakistan for opening fire during the PTI’s long march and said that he wanted to kill Imran Khan because “he was misleading the public,” media reports said.
“I thought of this as there was Azaan going on and on the other side, Imran Khan is taking out his container and making noise. My conscience did not approve of this. I decided this suddenly… I conspired against Imran Khan when he kicked off his long march from Lahore. I made up my mind that I will not leave him alive,” the shooter said according to a video shared on social media.
Responding to whether there was someone else in the conspiracy, the shooter said, “I have conspired this alone and no one else is involved in this. I came on a bike and I parked it at my uncle’s shop. He has a motorcycle showroom.”
Meanwhile, senior PTI leaders said that Imran Khan believes that the attack on him in which bullets were fired was carried out at the behest of three people including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the country’s Interior Minister and a top ISI General, and his remarks were based on information he had received.
“A short while ago, Imran Khan told us to issue this statement on his behalf. He believes there are three people on whose behest this was done – Shehbaz Sharif, Rana Sanaullah, and Maj Gen Faisal. He said he was receiving information and is saying this on that basis,” PTI leaders Asad Umar and Mian Aslam Iqbal said.
Rana Sanaullah is Pakistan’s Interior Minister and Major General Faisal Naseer is Director General (C) ISI.
The PTI leaders also said that Imran Khan’s condition is stable and out of danger.
Asad Umar, who is general secretary of PTI said in a video posted by the party, that “the three people should be removed from their posts,” Geo News reported.
“I talked to Imran Khan as there were reports we were receiving that Imran Khan is in danger. However, he said we should leave this to Allah. Imran Khan demanded that these three people should be removed from their posts. We are waiting for Imran Khan’s nod. If these people are not removed there will be countrywide protests,” he said.
“Imran Khan was shot in the leg. His CT scan has been done. If anyone had the slightest doubt it should have been cleared today as Imran Khan was saying again and again that he, for the freedom of this nation, is ready to sacrifice his life,” Geo News quoted Mr Umar as saying.
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