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Thursday, 02 February 2023 7.56 AM IST

'Was shot four times', says Imran Khan; former Pak PM reacts from hospital

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LAHORE: A day after he was shot at in Pakistan's Punjab province, the country's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Friday, broke silence on the attack and said he was "hit by four bullets."

In the first address to the nation, since his assassination attempt on Thursday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief dismissed reports that he was hit by friendly fire, saying he was "hit by four bullets."

"A day before going to the rally, I knew that assassination was being planned against me either in Wazirabad or Gujrat," Khan said, as he explained the sequence of events during a televised address while still being admitted at a hospital in Lahore.

On Thursday, Imran Khan was attacked near his container in Punjab province during his long march in Wazirabad.

Imran sustained injuries on his leg and was shifted to a hospital for treatment. The PTI leaders said that Imran Khan's condition is stable and he is out of danger.

Earlier, the police said that seven people were injured and a person was killed during the firing incident. The suspected shooter who opened fire during the rally was caught by police where he admitted that he wanted to kill Imran Khan because "he was misleading the public."

Answering questions on any accomplices, the shooter said, "I have conspired this alone and no one else is involved in this. I came on a bike and I parked it at my uncle's shop. He has a motorcycle showroom."

Hours after the assassination attempt against Imran Khan, people held protests in front of the Corps Commander House in Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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