Imran Khan, Pakistan’s ex-prime minister, was injured during a protest march


Imran Khan, Pakistan’s deposed prime minister, has survived a gun attack on his convoy during a protest march in the eastern city of Wazirabad.

When a burst of gunfire struck his vehicle, he was shot in the leg. At least five people were killed and one was injured.

There was no immediate official comment on the motive for the attack, which was described as an assassination attempt by allies.

The protest march had been organized to call for early elections.

Mr Khan, 70, was leading the march, which was scheduled to end in Islamabad.

The former international cricketer turned politician was escorted to a hospital in Lahore. According to a party spokesman, he was hit in the shin.

According to Yasmeen Rashid, provincial health minister for his PTI party, he is in stable condition.

Police have released a video confession of a man they say attempted to assassinate the former prime minister.

The circumstances of the interview are unknown, but the man is asked by police why he opened fire and responds: “He was leading the people astray. I wanted to murder him. I attempted to murder him.”

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the leg during a protest march in Wazirabad. His Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has called for new elections. President Arif Alvi said the incident was a ‘heinous assassination attempt’.

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