NOVEMBER 4, 2022
Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan sustained three bullet injuries to his leg after an assailant opened fire at his rally on Thursday evening. Khan will not be able to walk for the next three weeks, a top source in Shoukat Khanun Hospital told CNN-News18. The PTI chairman was admitted to the Shoukat Khanun Hospital in Lahore and a medical team was formed headed by former health minister Dr Faisal Sultan. The firing was reported near the container-mounted truck carrying Khan during his protest march near Zafar Ali Khan chowk in the Wazirabad City of Gujranwala Division.
Sources said Khan, who was hit by four bullets, has been evacuated by his security to an armoured vehicle and is en route to a safe location with medical facilities.
Khan is currently leading a protest march against the federal government in Islamabad to demand snap elections.
The firing has left more than 15 PTI workers injured, including former Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail and Faisal Javed.
Following the firing, a clash was reported between PTI workers and police.
Khan launched his protest march on October 28. The party’s long march, now on the road for six days, was to reach Islamabad in seven days according to the initial plan. The march was scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on November 4, but PTI leader Asad Umar said that the protest convoy would reach the capital on November 11.
Khan has been demanding early elections and he is leading the long march towards Islamabad to press for his demands. The term of the current National Assembly will end in August 2023 and fresh elections should be held within 60 days.