Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot and injured in the leg during a fiery protest march towards Islamabad on Monday.
He was leading thousands of supporters towards the capital to demand fresh elections, accusing the current government of being illegally installed through a US-backed conspiracy.
Khan’s close aide Faisal Javed was also injured in the attack, while the shooter remains unidentified.
The incident sent shockwaves through Pakistan and heightened political tensions already simmering under the surface. Khan’s supporters erupted in outrage, accusing the government of orchestrating the attack.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the shooting and ordered a swift investigation, but skepticism lingers amidst the charged atmosphere.
This brazen attempt on Khan’s life adds another layer of complexity to Pakistan’s already volatile political landscape and raises questions about the safety and security of high-profile figures.