UAE, Iran condemn assassination attempt on Imran Khan

UAE, Iran condemn assassination attempt on Imran Khan


UAE, Iran condemn assassination attempt on Imran Khan

DUBAI/TEHRAN (Dunya News) – United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran on Friday strongly condemn attack on former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan during long march.

In a statement on Friday, Nasser Kan ani, spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry condemned the assassination attempt against the former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The foreign ministry spokesperson also prayed to Almighty God for the speedy recovery of the former prime minister and the others injured in the incident.

On the other hand, the UAE also strongly condemned the attempted assassination of Imran Khan, former Prime Minister, expressing its solidarity and stance alongside Pakistan and its people in the face of violence and terrorism.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts aimed at destabilising security and stability and in contravention of human values and principles.

It may be recalled that former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, other party leaders including Senator Faisal Javed were wounded while one killed after gunshots fired at the long march container.

The firing incident happened during the long march reception camp at Allahwala Chowk in Wazirabad.

District police officer Ghazanfar Ali said one person was killed and ten others were wounded in the attack.

A bullet hit his shin, the PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said. "Imran Khan and (party colleague) Faisal Javed received bullet wounds. A bullet hit IK’s shin. Both have been taken to hospital for treatment," Chaudhry said.

Fawad further said that three people were injured in the attack, including Senator Faisal Javed and Ahmad Chattha.

Imran Khan with later seen with a bandage on his right leg, just above the foot, according to reports and a blurry image. He was moved to another vehicle from his container truck, from where announcements were being made that he was safe.

Earlier, the alleged attacker in his initial confessional statement said that his only target was the former prime minister. In his initial statement, the alleged attacker said that he suddenly decided to assassinate Imran Khan because he was misleading people. The attacker also said that no one is behind his act, adding that he has done this alone.