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PTI Long March: Firing Reported Near Imran Khan’s Container

WAZIRABAD: A firing reported near the container of former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s container near Zafar Ali Khan chowk in Wazirabad, Pak Revenue News reported.

According to sources, unidentified assailants opened fire on PTI chairman Imran Khan’s container near the Zafarwala Chowk in Wazirabad.

Talking exclusively to ARY News, PTI Secretay General Asad Umar confirmed that PTI Chairman Imran Khan was injured in a targeted attack during long march.

“Imran Khan is being shifted to Lahore for medical treatment,” said Asad Umar, adding that other PTI leaders including Senator Faisal Javed, former Sindh governor Imran Ismail, Ahmed Chatta and Umar Dar were also injured as a result of firing during PTI long march.

Sources told ARY News that the person who fired the gunshots has been arrested.

PTI leader Faisal Javed Khan, who got injured during the attack, confirmed that a party worker or official is killed in the attack and several others were injured. He requested the nation to pray for the injured and pray for the safety of all including party chief Imran Khan.

PM Shehbaz summons report

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of the firing incident near PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s container in Wazirabad and summoned a report from Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah.

He also directed the interior minister to summon a report from the Punjab chief secretary and IGP Punjab.

Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s press conference on his recent trip to China had been postponed in light on the attack on PTI Chief Imran Khan.

CM Elahi takes notice

Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi has taken notice of the firing incident near PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s container in Wazirabad and instructed the provincial IGP to submit a report after thorough investigation.

“Those behind this incident will be brought to justice soon and the injured will be provided the best medical care,” the chief minister said.

Day 7 of long march

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Thursday resumed its anti-government ‘Haqeeqi Azadi March’ from Wazirabad’s Kot Khizri.

The former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan is leading the anti-government long march that started from Lahore’s Liberty Chowk on October 28.

The party chief will be spending the seventh day of his long march in Wazirabad, according to PTI.

In the tweet, the PTI also shared a screenshot of a post by party leader Hammad Azhar, who said the march will resume from Kot Khizri, Wazirabad at 1pm today.

Day 6 of long march

Addressing a large number of participants on day 6 of the long march, Imran said one should not think that this march would conclude after reaching Islamabad, adding that his movement would continue for even 10 months.

The former premier said the ruling coalition was scared because PTI has won Pakistan’s match, adding that the authorities were “shivering” as the march was nearing Islamabad.

Imran Khan reiterated that he would not accept the incumbent government “at any cost” and would rather die than “bow down before these thieves”.

The PTI chief said he wanted answers to some questions — who killed journalist Arshad Sharif; who forced Arshad Sharif to leave Dubai; who inflicted torture on Azam Swati; who was threatening journalists in the country; who had imposed thieves over Pakistan and who did US Ambassador address in the cipher.

Imran Khan urges nation to stand up for their rights

Earlier in the day, Imran Khan urged the nation to stand up for their rights to get justice, ARY News reported.

Addressing the participants on Pindi bypass Gujranwala at the start of the sixth day, the former premier said that Pakistan cannot progress until the rule of law prevails for everyone.

“No one should be above the law,” he said and added, “it’s better to die than becoming slaves.”

He went on to say that cases against Sharif family and Asif Ali Zardari have been quashed under “NRO”. “Maryam’s papa is getting ready to come back, Shehbaz’s cases have also been quashed. Zardari also has his cases settled,” he said.

Earlier today, Punjab Government Spokesperson Musarrat Cheema said that PTI chief will address the participants at Rahwali and Gaghar.

“Due to the public excitement the march’s speed is slow but we will try to reach Jehlum by Sunday,” said Cheema.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar said on Wednesday that Imran Khan’s “Haqeeqi Azadi” march would reach Rawalpindi by November 10 as per new schedule.

Taking to Twitter, the former federal minister shared that PTI’s long march will arrive in Islamabad on November 11.



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