Imran Khan, a former Prime Minister of Pakistan, was wounded in the leg during a demonstration.
A representative for the party has confirmed that the former prime minister was shot in the leg but that his life is not in danger.
Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, was attending a rally in Gujranwala when bullets were fired, causing him to incur a bullet injury in his leg. The incident occurred in Islamabad, Pakistan.
It was verified to Al Jazeera by Azhar Mashwani, an official of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, that the politician had been wounded in the leg but that he was not in any immediate danger.
Khan, who was leading a protest march to the capital of Islamabad, seeking early elections, was taken to a hospital in Lahore after becoming ill during the course of the march.
It was not immediately evident who had opened fire on a cargo truck that was transporting Khan; the shooter’s identify remained unknown. There has been no claim of responsibility for the assault made by any organisation.