A shooting incident took place at the rally of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Imran Khan along with four other leaders of the party were shot dead. The country’s media reported that he was rushed to the hospital.

Imran Khan was taking a long march from Lahore to the capital Islamabad to demand early elections. On the way he held a rally in Gujranwala. Imran Khan started the long march on October 28.

According to NDTV, Imran Khan was seen being taken to an SUV with his right leg bandaged. The attacker has been arrested. The assailant fired at Imran Khan. At the time of the shooting, the PTI leader was calling for a long march while standing on top of a container.

PTI leader Imran Ismail said party chief Imran Khan was shot three to four times in the leg. Speaking on Pakistan’s Bowl TV, he said he was by Imran’s side during the attack. Faisal Javed was also injured in the incident and Imran received three to four bullet wounds in his leg.

He added that the attacker was directly in front of the container and was firing with an AK-47.

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was shot dead at a similar rally in 2007, about 200 km from Islamabad. Analysts say that the attack on Imran Khan is a repeat of that.

A chaotic scene erupted near his reception camp at Allahwala Chowk after the sound of gunshots, Geo News reported. At least four other party leaders are among the injured.

(3 November)