Former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan was injured in an assassination attempt in Wazirabad, Pakistan during his ongoing anti-government rally across the nation.
The former cricketer was leading the march on the capital Islamabad to demand snap elections. In the previous month, the election commission had disqualified Imran Khan for 5 years from holding public office in a case. Imran was also accused of not declaring gifts from foreign dignitaries during his time as Pakistan's PM.
Imran Khan was rushed to a Lahore hospital after he was wounded in firing at his rally in Wazirabad in Pakistan's Punjab on Thursday afternoon. A supporter was killed and 13 others were injured in what his party called an "assassination attempt" on the former cricketer.
His right leg bandaged, Khan, 70, was seen waving as he was shifted into an SUV — an early indication that the injury wasn't critical.
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Police video later showed the attacker, saying he was not backed by anyone. "I wanted to kill Imran Khan as he's been misleading the people," he said on camera.
Members of the Pakistan cricketing fraternity immediately took heed of the situation and have condemned the attack.
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