“A man opened fire with an automatic weapon and several people were injured. Imran Khan was also injured,” party official Asad Omar told Reuters. Khan was brought in hospital.
Khan was leading a protest march to Islamabad calling for early elections when his convoy was targeted.
The correspondent of “Al-Arabiya” and “Al-Hadath” in Pakistan reported that Imran Khan’s injury is mild and is in stable conditions, noting that the “Party of Justice” talks about the attack on Imran Khan and calls on his supporters to demonstrate.
“His condition is stable,” Rauf Hassan, one of Khan’s main aides, told AFP, adding that “this was an attempt to kill him, to assassinate him.”
Khan was later seen with a bandage on his foot. He was transferred to another vehicle from his container truck, where he was declared safe. Some supporters of the “Party of Instance” were also injured, according to the announcement.
The attack came less than a week after Khan began his march from Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab, along with thousands of his supporters.
Since his expulsion in In a parliamentary no-confidence vote in April, Khan said his ousting was a plot orchestrated by his successor, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and the United States, allegations that both the new prime minister and Washington have denied.
The former player of cricket Khan, 70, was leading a protest march to Islamabad to demand early elections.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif condemned the shooting and ordered the Interior Minister to immediately open an investigation.