PHOTOS: Pakistani journalist says, Muhammad Naveed Arain, is the alleged shooter and attacker of Imran Khan in Pakistan during rally KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

KossyDerrickEnt

Your favourite Entertainment Blog for trending Gist, Celebrity News and gossip, food and Hollywood Celebrity news. For advert and sponsored post, contact: [email protected]

Finance

Breaking News

Search This Blog

Before you used this banner

Translate

Thursday, November 3, 2022

PHOTOS: Pakistani journalist says, Muhammad Naveed Arain, is the alleged shooter and attacker of Imran Khan in Pakistan during rally

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Pakistani journalist says Muhammad Naveed is the alleged shooter and attacker of Imran Khan in Pakistan during rally. (Read More Here).

Video shows Khan standing at the front of an open top container truck during a protest march to demand snap elections when a gunman wielding an AK-47 fired at the politician.

As the sound of bullets fill the air, a shocked Khan tried to take cover but he was shot in the foot. Khan's supporters can be seen surrounding around him, as people in the crowd can be heard screaming.

Video later shows Khan, 70, wearing a bandage on his foot, waving to supporters after getting shot before he was helped down from an open top container truck and placed carefully into a vehicle.

The politician was rushed to hospital, with local media reporting that he is out of danger. One of Khan's supporters was killed in the attack, while nine others were wounded. 

Footage from the scene also appears to shows a suspected gunman shooting towards Khan's convoy. A second man is seen trying to wrestle the gun from the shooter, but he manages to escape.

Khan's ex-wife, British screenwriter Jemima Goldsmith, tweeted a picture of the man who wrestled the shooter, describing him as a 'hero'. 

'This was an attempt to kill Khan, to assassinate him,' his senior aide, Raoof Hasan, said, adding that one alleged attacker had been shot dead and a second taken into police custody.

Footage appears to show the second shooter, whose identity has not yet been released, confessing to police that he opened fire on Khan and his supporters. 

'He (Khan) was misleading the people, and I couldn't bear it,' the suspect said in the video. The information minister confirmed the footage was recorded by police.

Khan, who was married to British screenwriter Jemima Goldsmith for nine years before their divorce, had been speaking at the rally when he was shot by the gunman.

One person was killed in the attack and nine others were wounded after the gunman opened fire in district in the Wazirabad eastern Punjab province. 

Among the wounded was Faisal Javed, a lawmaker from Tehreek-e-Insaf. In a video statement, with blood staining his clothes, Javed said Khan's protest march to Islamabad would not stop.

"Then Imran Khan emerged. He had been shot, I understand, in the left leg. In fact, our producer here, Muhammad, was able to see that."

Mr Khan was rushed away from the scene to a hospital in Lahore, and his supporters said he had survived the assassination attempt.

The cricketing hero-turned-politician - who has been pushing for new elections after being ousted from power in April - has been delivering fiery speeches at gatherings across the country.

He was six days into a march from Lahore to Islamabad in his drive to bring early elections to the country, pushing for radical change, when the shooting took place.

Large crowds had gathered to hear him speak - and Lynch said she had just interviewed him about threats of violence - when there was a "sudden commotion".

"Armed police started running towards us. Ambulances were screeching into the area. I saw one bloodied man carried into the ambulance and then another," she said.

"The injured were taken into an ambulance... a lot of panic... people rushing. No one could quite work out what was happening.

"Imran Khan was taken away... a doctor, who was close by, treated three patients."

Faisal Javed, one of Mr Khan's close aide's and a senator, was among the injured. "Imran Khan and Faisal Javed received bullets wounds. A bullet hit Imran Khan's shin. Both have been taken to hospital for treatment," said Fawad Chaudhry, a spokesman for Mr Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

"It was a clear assassination attempt. Imran Khan was hit but he's stable. There was a lot of bleeding.

"If the shooter had not been stopped by people there, the entire PTI leadership would have been wiped out."

Mr Javed, who had blood stains on his clothes, told Geo TV from the hospital: "Several of our colleagues are wounded. We heard that one of them is dead."

During the interview, a supporter pointed to a bandage on the left-hand-side of Mr Javed's face, saying a bullet had skimmed his cheek.

No comments:

Advertise With Us