Pakistan ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan shot at protest march

Kathmandu: Pakistan’s former prime minister, Imran Khan, has been shot and wounded in the leg in an attack on his protest march in the eastern city of Wazirabad.

As reported by BBC, another four people were hurt in the shooting.

Khan, 70, was leading the march on the capital Islamabad to demand snap elections after he was ousted in April.

The former prime minister was seen being taken to a hospital in Lahore. A party spokesman said he had been hit in the shin.

Another party leader, provincial health minister Yasmeen Rashid, said Khan was in a stable condition.

Police released a video confession of a man they arrested who they say had attempted to kill the former PM.

It is unclear under what conditions the interview was carried out, but in it the man is asked by police why he opened fire, and replies: “He was misguiding the people. I wanted to kill him. I tried to kill him.”

Video footage from the scene shows Khan and his supporters riding on top of a shipping container towed by a lorry before a burst of gunfire is heard. Khan is then seen ducking, as those around him try to cover him.

(News Source: BBC)