UPDATE: Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan accuses PM Shehbaz Sharif after assassination attempt

UPDATE: Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan accuses PM Shehbaz Sharif after assassination attempt

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Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan has accused PM Shehbaz Sharif of being behind his suspected assassination attempt.

Thursday, November 3 at 4:40pm

In a video statement released following the attempt on the life of Imran Khan, PTI Secretary General Asad Umar, speaking on the former PM’s behalf, named 3 suspects in this brazen attempt on his life. 

Khan’s PTI party went as far as to accuse Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of being behind the assassination attempt. The former leader is reported to be undergoing surgery to his leg for injuries sustained during the attack.

Video footage posted on the PTI Twitter profile shows the streets of the Buner district packed full of Khan’s supporters demonstrating against what happened earlier today.

Thursday, November 3 at 1:18pm

According to local media reports, Imran Khan was wounded after being shot in the leg in a suspected assassination attempt.

During his long march to Islamabad, Khan was shot alongside four other people. The four other people are said to be injured and one person is believed to have been arrested.

Khan has been admitted to a nearby hospital, as reported by jagbani.punjabkesari.in. Local media outlets reported that the gunman used fireworks to cover the gunfire.

The Alertistan Twitter account noted that PTI leader and Senator Faisal Javed Khan was also injured in the incident and is currently under treatment at the hospital.


Videos have also been released of the alleged gunman/gunmen.

Twitter account SprinterMonitor posted a video with the caption: “Imran Khan was shot in the leg but was stable while being taken to hospital. The assassin, while shooting from the top of the container, fired a burst from his gun and was on the left side. He was celebrating after the shooting, so it was a planned assassination attempt.”


TRT World Now shared some local media videos.

Piers Morgan released footage of himself speaking to Imran Khan earlier this year in which Khan said: “When I entered politics I actually had conquered my fear of dying.”

On Saturday, October 1, an arrest warrant was reportedly issued for Imran Khan.

A magistrate in the city of Islamabad was believed to be the one who signed the warrant.

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