Imran Khan's ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith thanks man who foiled attack
Imran Khan's ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith on Friday thanked the person who had foiled the attack on the PM during a rally in Gujranwala. She along with the rest of the country breathed a sigh of relief after Dr. Faisal Sultan said that the Former Pakistan Prime Minister was in stable condition. Goldsmith took to Twitter to convey their sons' gratitude to the person who had caught the attacker. She wrote, "The news we dread. Thank God he’s okay. And thank you from his sons to the heroic man in the crowd who tackled the gunman."
Dr. Faisal Sultan, the former assistant to the prime minister on health, has said that PTI chairman Imran Khan's condition is stable. According to Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, scans and X-rays showed fragments of bullets in his legs. "There's a chip in his tibia shin bone," said Dr. Faisal Sultan told media persons outside the Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore.
Sultan further said that Khan has been moved to the operation theater for further evaluation and removal of bullet fragments. Imran Khan was injured in a firing incident at his container near Allah Walla Chowk in Wazirabad in Pakistan's Punjab province during his long march against the ruling coalition, reported ARY News.
Goldsmith praised the young man who destroyed the assassinator's plan and called him a "Hero". She also praised another man who died while saving PTI Chief and conveyed her Condolences to his family. "Another hero, who tried to stop the gunman, who very sadly didn't survive. Condolences to his family," Imran Khan's ex-wife tweeted.
Shooter interacts with media
As per the latest update in the case, the suspect was caught by police in Pakistan for opening fire during the PTI's long march and said that he wanted to kill Imran Khan because "he was misleading the public," media reports said.
"I thought of this as there was Azaan going on and on the other side, Imran Khan is taking out his container and making noise. My conscience did not approve of this. I decided this suddenly... I conspired against Imran Khan when he kicked off his long march from Lahore. I made up my mind that I will not leave him alive," the shooter said according to a video shared on social media.
Responding to whether there was someone else in the conspiracy, the shooter said, "I have conspired this alone and no one else is involved in this. I came on a bike and I parked it at my uncle's shop. He has a motorcycle showroom."
Meanwhile, senior PTI leaders said that Imran Khan believes that the attack on him in which bullets were fired was carried out at the behest of three people including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the country's Interior Minister and a top ISI General and his remarks were based on information he had received.
"A short while ago, Imran Khan told us to issue this statement on his behalf. He believes there are three people on whose behest this was done- Shehbaz Sharif, Rana Sanaullah and Maj Gen Faisal. He said he was receiving information and is saying this on that basis," PTI leaders Asad Umar and Mian Aslam Iqbal said.
Rana Sanaullah is Pakistan's Interior Minister and Major General Faisal Naseer is Director General (C) ISI.The PTI leaders also said that Imran Khan's condition is stable and out of danger.
Asad Umar, who is general secretary of PTI said in a video posted by the party, that "the three people should be removed from their posts," Geo News reported.
"I talked to Imran Khan as there were reports we were receiving that Imran Khan is in danger. However, he said we should leave this to Allah. Imran Khan demanded that these three people should be removed from their posts. We are waiting for Imran Khan's nod. If these people are not removed there will be countrywide protests," he said.
"Imran Khan was shot in the leg. His CT scan has been done. If anyone had the slightest doubt it should have been cleared today as Imran Khan was saying again and again that he, for the freedom of this nation, is ready to sacrifice his life," Geo News quoted Umar as saying.
(With inputs from ANI)
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