Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot and wounded by an unidentified gunman during a rally on Thursday, according to an official with Khan’s Pakistani Justice Movement Party (PTI).
Senior PTI leader Asad Omar said a bullet hit Khan in the foot.
The former Pakistan cricket captain was taken from the rally outside the town of Gujranwala for treatment in Lahore. At least three other people were wounded by the shooting. The extent of other injuries is unclear.
On October 21, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) recommended that Khan be disqualified from political office for five years, a move that could further fuel political tensions in the country.
In reading the recommendation, ECP chairman Sikandar Sultan Raja said Khan had been disqualified for engaging in “corrupt practices”.
The committee said its decision was based on Khan “making false statements” in announcing the sale of gifts given to him by the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Dubai during his tenure – an illegal offence under the country’s constitution.
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