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Imran Khan’s convoy attacked during political rally; shots fired

Imran Khan is the leader of the opposition party in Pakistan © Getty Images
Imran Khan is the leader of the opposition party in Pakistan © Getty Images

Islamabad: Aug 15, 2014

Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan‘s vehicle was fired on following clashes by a horde of Pakistani protestors. Gunshots hit the vehicle of the current opposition political leader, as he made his way through Gujranwala.

According to a report in The Times of India, people holding posters of the ruling party got extremely aggressive against his convoy, throwing all sorts of projectiles such as stones and shoes at the convoy.

However, Khan was not injured according to his spokesperson. “We have come to save our country because of the call of our leader, Imran Khan. We will not leave from here until our leader tells us to go,” said Ajaz Khan.

Qadri’s spokesperson, Shahid Mursaleen, said, “We will not go back until Sharif resigns. They killed our people, there is no way we can make a deal with them.”

“Imran will not get from the army what he was expecting,” said an analyst close to the military. “If there was any confusion earlier about whether the army would help Imran or rescue him or topple the government, there should be none now. There is no question of army intervention.”

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