The President of Pakistan Arif Alvi condemned the “murderous attack” on Khan. While writing the Twitter President said that the incident is not only alarming but it is also cowardly.
“Strongly condemn heinous assassination attempt on ex-PM of Pakistan, the brave @ImranKhanPTI. I have sought immediate reports from authorities. I pray for his speedy recovery & for all those injured. My condolences to the family of a deceased political worker who died during the incident,” the president tweeted.
He confirmed that a bullet hit his leg but added that he was safe.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also condemned the incident in “strongest words.” as the assassination attempt on PTI Chairman Imran Khan during Long March left him with a bullet injury to his right leg
Taking to his Twitter account, the Premier stated: “I condemn the incident of firing on PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the strongest words. I have directed Interior Minister to an immediate report on the incident. I pray for the recovery and health of the PTI chairman & other injured people.”
Priemer further said that the federal government will provide all support necessary to the Punjab government in terms of security and investigation.
Premier also said “Violence should have no place in our country’s politics,”
As Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari got the incident report he also took to his Twitter handle to condemn the incident.
“Praying for his swift recovery,” he wrote on Twitter.
At about 4:25 pm Thursday, chaotic scenes broke out near the PTI’s reception camp at Allahwala Chowk in Gujranwala after gunshots were fired at Imran Khan.
He sustained bullet injuries on his leg and according to the police, the suspect who opened fire on Khan’s container has been arrested.
Several other people, including PTI leader Faisal Javed, also sustained injuries, while Gujranwala DHQ Hospital sources say that one person has lost his life. They added that the condition of others who got injured in stable condition and received treatment.