Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan was wounded in the foot in a shooting incident at a rally in Wazirabad. His party said the incident was an attempted assassination.
According to senior leader Asad Umar of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a bullet struck Khan in the foot when the assailant began fire.
The ex-captain of the Pakistan cricket team was evacuated from the rally location just outside of Gujranwallah for medical attention in Lahore. At least three additional persons were shot and hurt. The other injuries’ full extent is still unknown.
Khan was recommended to be disqualified from holding political office for five years on October 21 by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), a recommendation that is anticipated to escalate political tensions in the nation.
Khan was disqualified, according to the ECP’s Sikandar Sultan Raja, who read out the recommendation, for engaging in “corrupt conduct.”
Khan had “made false statements” on the disclosure of the sale of gifts supplied to him by the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Dubai while in office, the commission claimed, which is a violation of the law in the country.
Khan was removed from office in a vote of no confidence in April as a result of accusations of poor leadership and economic mismanagement.
Since then, he has asserted without offering any support that the United States engineered his removal on numerous occasions. At his rallies across Pakistan in an effort to retake power, Khan has made these accusations a staple.