Hours after an attack was carried out on former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan injuring him and several other leaders, his party, Pakistan Tehreekh Insaaf (PTI) has announced that the attack was carried out on the behest of Shehbaz Sharif, Rana Sanaullah, and Major General Faisal.
In a 4-minute-nine-second video, PTI leaders, Asad Umar and Mian Aslam can be heard saying that Imran Khan told them to issue this statement on his behalf. “He believes there are 3 people on whose behest this was done, Shehbaz Sharif, Rana Sanaullah, and Maj Gen Faisal. He said he was receiving information and is saying this on that basis,” the leaders said in a video statement.
Earlier in the day, Shehbaz Sharif condemned the attack and directed the Interior Minister of Pakistan to prepare an immediate report on the incident.
“I condemn the incident of firing on PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the strongest words. I have directed Interior Minister for an immediate report on the incident. I pray for the recovery and health of PTI chairman & other injured people,” Sharif said in a tweet.
“Federal government will extend all support necessary to Punjab govt for security & investigation. Violence should have no place in our country’s politics,” the Pakistan PM added.
Khan was injured after his rally came under a firing attack. Chaotic scenes broke out near PTI’s reception camp at Allahwala Chowk in Gujranwala after gunshots were fired. According to Geo News, he sustained bullet injuries on his leg. The suspect who opened fire on Khan’s container was arrested later.
Khan was shifted to the hospital along with other PTI leaders including Faisal Javed who sustained the injuries.