- Firing at Imran’s container near Allah Walla Chowk in Wazirabad; PTI chief, Faisal Javed and Ahmed Chattha injured
- PTI chief is in surgery after being shot in the leg
- In leaked video, suspect says he targeted Imran because he was “misleading the public”
- Condemnations pour in from all quarters, including politicians and military
- Shah Mehmood Qureshi urges govt to book suspects named by Imran, announce elections
- This is the second such march by Imran this year; first was on May 25 and fizzled out after PTI reached the Red Zone
Saudi Foreign Ministry condemns attempted assassination of Imran
The nation has narrowly avoided a grave tragedy
The nation has narrowly avoided a grave tragedy thanks to sheer good luck and the quick thinking of one courageous bystander.
It is as much the nation’s good fortune as it is Mr Khan’s that the dastardly attempt on his life failed. He has, according to initial reports, sustained a bullet injury. Thankfully, being extraordinarily physically fit and active for his age, it appears that he will pull through just fine. We wish him and the others injured in this cowardly attack good health and a quick recovery.
Long march to resume at 11am tomorrow: Insaf Students Federation
The Insaf Students Federation, in a tweet quoting Imran Khan, has said that PTI’s long march towards Islamabad will resume from 11am tomorrow (Friday).
Pemra stops news channels from airing Asad Umar’s statement on Imran’s attack
The Pakistan Electronic and Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has prohibited news channels from airing PTI leader Asad Umar’s video wherein he has named “three suspects” former premier Imran Khan believed were behind the attack on PTI’s convoy in Wazirabad today.
Punjab CM takes notice of suspect’s leaked video statement, suspends SHO and others
Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi has taken notice of the leaked video statement of the suspect who allegedly shot at Imran Khan.
The video of the suspect was leaked soon after he was arrested from the crime scene. As a result, the chief minister has suspended the SHO concerned as well as his entire staff, and ordered strict disciplinary action against them
Punjab CM orders constitution of JIT to probe attack
Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi has instructed the police to form a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the attack on PTI’s convoy in Wazirabad today.
According to a press handout available with Dawn.com, officials of the counter-terrorism department will be placed on the team to investigate the motives of the incident.
“We want to know who is behind the incident, who trained the accused, how much money was he given and where did he get it from,” the chief minister said, adding it appeared there were two shooters, not one.