Imran Khan, Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Is Shot at Rally


At least one unidentified man opened fire on Mr. Khan’s convoy while he was leading a protest march to the capital, Islamabad. Mr. Khan was wounded in the leg, in what aides said was a targeted attack.

By Christina Goldbaum and Salman Masood from the New York Times.

Nov. 3, 2022

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan was wounded at a rally on Thursday after at least one unidentified man opened fire on his convoy, in what aides have called a targeted attack.

Mr. Khan was in Wazirabad, in eastern Pakistan, leading a protest march to the capital, Islamabad, to demand that the government hold early elections when his convoy came under attack.

Mr. Khan was shot in the leg and was being moved to Lahore for treatment, according to Fawad Chaudhry, a senior member of Mr. Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Mr. Chaudhry called the incident “100 % an assassination attempt.”

A video of the episode showed Mr. Khan standing with his aides in a container mounted on top of a truck as it moved slowly through a crowd of his supporters. As gunshots rang out, Mr. Khan and others on the truck appeared to duck down.

At least one senior aide to Mr. Khan, Senator Faisal Javed Khan, was also wounded in the attack, according to local news media. Photographs circulating on social media showed Mr. Khan, who often helps rally crowds at Mr. Khan’s protests, dressed in white and splattered with blood. He did not appear to be seriously injured.