The 70-year-old politician was injured Thursday in a shooting in Wazirabad (east of the country) on November 3.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused his successor Shehbaz Sharif on Friday (November 4th) of being involved in a plot to kill him, while he was recovering in hospital from bullet wounds received the day before during a a political meeting in Wazirabad (east of the country). Perched on a tank with his supporters, he had been wounded in the foot after automatic weapon fire.
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Imran Khan, 70, claimed his successor, who replaced him in April after he was overthrown in a no-confidence motion, was behind the assassination attempt along with Home Minister Rana Sanaullah, and a senior military official. “These three decided to kill me,” he said in a televised address on his party’s Youtube channel, from his hospital bed in Lahore (East), for his first public appearance since the attack. of Thursday.
The government denies
Denounced as a “heinous assassination attempt” by Pakistani President Arif Alvi, this attack has not been claimed. Accused by Imran Khan, the government has strongly rejected these allegations, pointing the finger at a suspect who would have been motivated by religious considerations.
This attack, which left one dead and at least ten injured, further heightens the tension in a country plunged into a deep political crisis since Imran Khan was ousted from power. The latter had been leading a “long march” for a week bringing together several thousand of his supporters between Lahore and Islamabad, the country’s capital, demanding the organization of early elections – a first step in his plan to regain power. power.