Puber Kalam Web Desk: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was shot dead during the long march towards Islamabad demanding Satwar elections. However, Imran Khan is undergoing treatment after being shot in the leg and the gunman being targeted by the crowd.
He dreamed of building a new Pakistan. He also wanted good relations with India. He also praised India’s democratic environment several times. But in the game of ‘horse trading’ he fought till the last ball and was defeated. The US-influenced military in particular has put pressure on Imran for not trusting him. Gone is his Prime Minister’s chair and membership of Parliament. Attempts were also made to deprive him of the right to contest the elections. But the high court said that Imran can contest the election.
Imran Khan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and chairman of PTI party. Started the fight to stand up again. This is the second time he has embarked on a long walk this year. With millions of people of Pakistan. It was while fighting that Imran narrowly escaped death in a fatal attack on Thursday.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was shot at by a man while he was taking part in an ‘Azadi March’ procession in Gujranwala on Thursday.
Imran’s right leg was shot. Another unconfirmed source said that Imran was hit by 4 bullets in both legs. After being shot, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan was rushed to the hospital. 9 people including his close associate Senator Javed Khan were bled to death. Imran was first taken to a local hospital. Later shifted to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital Lahore. This hospital was built by Imran himself in the name of his mother.
From there, Imran opened his mouth about coming back from the face of death in the Pakistani media. He said, ‘Allah gave me renewed life. I will continue to fight with new enthusiasm.’ Two other leaders of PTI namely Faizal Javed and Ahmed Chattaha were also seriously injured in the attack on the procession. It is reported that they were also taken to the hospital in a bloody condition.
The police have already arrested the attacker in this incident. According to the police, the attackers fired a total of 6 rounds at Imran and other political party leaders. They are also investigating whether anyone else helped the accused or not. After the attack, PTI supporters pinned down the assailant. Police arrested him from there. Meanwhile, after this attack, PTI has called for stronger punishment. Former minister of Imran government Fawad Chowdhury claimed this attack on their leader as an assassination attempt.
How much the people of Pakistan love Imran, it is clear from some video footage of the incident. It is seen that after the attack on Imran, the crowd rushed to know the physical condition of their beloved leader. In the video, it is seen that the supporters are huddled under the container car. Just like his teammates would pick him up after a victory on the cricket field, just like that. The bullet-ridden Imran slowly surrendered himself to the trust of those hands. Supporters quickly removed him from there in a bullet-proof black glass car. The car started running towards the hospital.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto and others have condemned the attack on Imran. Shahbaz said, ‘I strongly condemn the incident of firing on PTI Chairman Imran Khan. I have directed the Home Affairs Minister to conduct a full investigation into the entire incident. I wish him a speedy recovery. Hope the rest recover quickly.’
Bilawal Bhutto tweeted, ‘Strongly condemn the attack. I wish him a speedy recovery.’ Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also wished Imran’s speedy recovery.
India has reacted to the fatal attack on Imran Khan. Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs said, ‘We have just come to know about the attack on the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. We are monitoring the whole incident. We are keeping an eye on all the news regarding this. India does not want to comment on this right now.’
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