Imran Khan leaves hospital after attack

Leaves on third day since being shot in the legs in a failed assassination attempt

AFP November 07, 2022
Former prime minister Imran Khan addresses a news conference after he was wounded following a shooting incident during a long march in Wazirabad, at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in Lahore, Pakistan November 4, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan left hospital on Sunday, a senior aide said, three days after being shot in the legs in a failed assassination attempt.

According to details, Imran Khan was taken from the hospital to Zaman Park. Tight security measures were put in place at all entrances, and the gate leading to Imran Khan's home was closed.

There were substantial police presences inside the house and on the street outside, and all access roads to and from the residence were blocked off to locals and general traffic.

Imran Khan, 70, was wounded by gunfire aimed at his open-top container truck as he led a political party convoy through thick crowds in the eastern city of Wazirabad on Thursday.

One man is in custody following the attack, which government officials have said was the work of a lone gunman and "a very clear case of religious extremism".

The government and military have dismissed those claims as lies and fabrications, and threatened to sue Khan for defamation.


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