PTI announces countrywide protests after Friday prayers today
PTI secretary general Asad Umar announced that the party will be holding countrywide protests after Friday prayers today.
He added that, protests will continue till Imran Khan’s demands to remove prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, interior minister Rana Sanaullah and an ISI official from the offices are met.
Imran Khan recovering:
Former prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan was recovering in hospital on Friday after an assassination attempt that left him with a gunshot wound to the leg.
The attack on his convoy, apparently by a lone gunman, killed one man and wounded at least 13 others, significantly raising the stakes in political crisis gripping the country since Khan’s ousting in April.
Khan “was stable and he was doing fine” at Shaukat Khanum hospital in the eastern city of Lahore, his doctor Faisal Sultan told AFP Friday morning.
The 70-year-old former international cricket star had been leading a campaign convoy of thousands since last week from Lahore to the capital Islamabad when he was attacked.
Khan escaped with at least one bullet wound to his right leg when a gunmen sprayed pistol fire at his modified container truck as it slowly drove through a thick crowd in Wazirabad, around 170 kilometres (100 miles) east of Islamabad.