- Fawad Chaudhry says long march to resume from Wednesday, not tomorrow
- SC orders registration of FIR of attack on Imran in 24 hours; CJP says court will take suo motu notice if it is not registered
- Islamabad police warn of action over staging sit-ins without permission
- PTI to protest outside Lahore’s Governor House today
Why can’t I name people, asks Imran
PTI chairman Imran Khan, in an interview with CNN today, asked why he couldn’t take the names of people who he believed were behind his assassination attempt.
“How come I as a person who was about to be assassinated can’t name the people who planned this attempt on me,” he demanded.
PTI tweets photos of women, children protesting in Lahore
A huge number of people, including women and children, have taken to the streets in Lahore demanding a probe into the assassination bid on PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
Agency produced a video accusing me of blasphemy: PTI chief
Former prime minister Imran Khan has alleged that two months ago a video was “produced by the agency” accusing him of blasphemy and hurting religious sentiments.
In an interview with CNN, he said that the incumbent government had planned the attack on him and wanted to show that a “religious fanatic did it”.
“It was a planned assassination attempt and we knew about it. I went on air beforehand and warned that this is what would happen.
“And this is why I have called for an independent investigation […] I have named three people and they are responsible for it. If an independent investigation is to be done, then it should be done with them on top,” Imran demanded.
Plot to assassinate me was conceived two months ago: Imran
PTI chairman Imran Khan, in an interview with CNN, claimed that the plot to assassinate him was conceived two months ago.
“I went to the public and announced it on September 24. How do I know this? It started when I was deposed, and from then onwards it was expected that my party would fall apart […] but what happened instead was that there was a big public backlash and my party gained immense support.”
The former premier said that efforts had been underway to “throw me out of the race” or “disqualify me”.