Calling Nawaz Sharif a ‘mastermind’ behind the assassination attempt on the PTI chief, the complaint by the overseas Pakistanis read, “the assassination attempt on Imran Khan was planned in London.”
Petitioners’ counsel said that PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah were also nominated in the complaint. “The London police have assured action by giving the crime reference number,” he added.
Imran Khan was shot during his long march in Wazirabad on Thursday, leading to bullet injuries in his legs. After sustaining injuries on his leg, he was shifted to a hospital for treatment.
A day after the alleged assassination attempt, the PTI chief said he knew beforehand that assassination was being planned against him. “A day before going to the rally, I knew that assassination was being planned against me either in Wazirabad or Gujrat,” Khan said in his first address, since the “assassination” attempt on him.
Imran Khan has alleged that “four people plotted to kill him behind closed doors” and he has a video which will be released “if something happens” to him.
PTI chief also said 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.
Khan had said there are only two options left to the Pakistani public: a peaceful or a bloody revolution. “There is no third way out. I have seen the country wake up,” he added.
The 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician was ousted from power in April this year, by a vote of confidence. He said his government would have never lost the no-trust move.
A day after PTI chief Imran Khan made several allegations against the Pakistani establishment and the ruling government, the top Pakistan media body on Saturday imposed a ban on all TV channels from broadcasting and rebroadcasting Khan’s speeches and press conferences.