Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Fawad Chaudhry, said on Wednesday that Imran Khan, the party’s chairman, was attacked from three separate angles during the attempted assassination.
“During the assassination attempt, Imran Khan was targeted. Investigations revealed that three assailants participated in the attempted murder of Khan,” the PTI leader said during a news conference in Lahore.
Three gunshot fragments and a metal shard struck Imran Khan when he stood atop a moving container near the Allahwala Chowk in Gujranwala’s Wazirabad city, according to a forensic report released the day before. On November 3, 2022, the former premier was shot and wounded in an attempt on his life.
In spite of their being no sniper hired and no shots fired from both sides, the report states that almost ten empty shell casings were found at the scene and sent off for forensic analysis. In addition, it said that roughly 33 pieces of evidence were submitted to the forensics lab.
During the same month, the previous governing party requested the creation of a judicial commission to investigate the murder attempt on the PTI chairman by relocating five registries of the Supreme Court in various locations throughout the country.
Fawad said that the former prime minister was attacked from three directions with the same amount of firearms. Despite the situation, Imran Khan’s security did not fire a single shot.
He also said that the attack on Imran Khan was planned ahead of time in an effort to assassinate him and stir up violence. “Imran Khan talked openly about the attacks on himself at two [PTI] rallies,” he claimed, bringing up the killing of ex-prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan on October 16, 1951.
Fawad remarked, “Imran Khan had eight wounds, there among them are bullet wounds.” This is in reference to the eight wounds Khan received and the number of bullets fired at the scene of the attack. There were a total of 14 bullet casings discovered on the ground, 12 from one location and 2 from another, and 9 from the building across the street from the attack scene, 7 from one location and 2 from another.
According to the ex-minister of information, just one of the attackers has been caught so far, and authorities are still looking for the other two.
He said that a shooter had been sent to eliminate Naveed, the primary suspect in the incident, who had been apprehended by a PTI fan as he fled the scene after allegedly attacking Khan. During the protest, PTI supporter Moazzam was murdered in the crossfire, and he said that the bullet intended for Naveed’s head had hit him.