Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) secretary general Asad Umar said on Thursday that party chairman Imran Khan believed Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Major General Faisal had orchestrated the Wazirabad attempt at his life earlier today.
Speaking on behalf of the PTI chairman, Umar said the three had to vacate office (in wake of the assassination bid). If Khan’s demand was not accepted, country-wide protests will grip the nation, Umar said. “Pakistan simply cannot continue to function like this,” Umar quoted the PTI supremo as having said. Khan’s message, he said, was intended for the entire nation.
Sharing an update on Khan’s health, Umar said his condition was stable. While he had sustained injuries after being shot, the former finance minister said Khan was out-of-danger. Umar said any doubts regarding the PTI chairman’s stance on even sacrificing his life for Pakistan’s full sovereignty (haqeeqi azadi) stood allayed in wake of the Wazirabad assassination attempt.
PTI chairman Imran Khan was injured in a Thursday firing incident in Wazirabad. Gunshots were reported in the vicinity of the PTI chairman’s container earlier. It later emerged that he had been injured. The PTI supremo sustained a bullet in the leg. The PTI chairman has been taken to a Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore. His condition is said to be stable.