“Khan was hit in leg, but his condition is stable,” Asad Umar, senior leader of Khan’s partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, local Pakistani broadcaster ARY News reported.
Video recording of in attack released by Khan office showed party leaders on the bus dive for cover like an explosion of shots rang out out over music playing from the crowd.
Umar said that Khan had been transferred to Lahore. for medical treatment. “Five to six Another party leaders, who were at the top of a truck with Khan, were also injured. One man in serious condition,” he said.
Khan was expelled in a no-confidence vote this is year but since then building popular support across the country with big rallies clap government officials corrupt and foreign puppets.
Last week, Khan began marching towards the capital, Islamabad, to demand early election. He promised the march would end in the biggest show in Pakistan history.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif condemned the shooting in Thursday’s statement and ordered an investigation.
Khan is under increasing pressure from Pakistan. government like his popular protest movement shows no sign of decrease.
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Number of a criminal case against in former manager, including one in Pakistan’s anti-terrorism law. On Friday Pakistan’s intelligence chief made rare public khan’s statement of asking military for “illegal and unconstitutional” support.
Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum, who rarely appears in public, announced hot allegations news conference. He said Khan asked military for mercy in due time in power, but did not specify what Khan asked for.
Khan’s party denied any wrongdoing.
Pakistan military considered the most powerful force in country, but senior leaders of security officials rarely weigh in on politics publicly.
George reported from Kabul.