Imran Khan, former prime minister and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said that he might be targeted again in the near future, notwithstanding the murder attempt in Wazirabad earlier this month.
Since he was ejected from parliament in April by a vote, Imran has been leading a continuous march to demand for a general election. On November 3, he was injured in a gunshot at a demonstration.
Mohammad Naveed, according to a police investigation, acted alone when he pulled out a weapon and began firing at Imran’s supporters at the gathering last week. The dismissed premier, however, denied the police version.
“They believe that the only way to remove me from the road is to eliminate me. Consequently, I believe that a danger still exists “During an interview with France24, Imran said.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, and a top intelligence official, according to Imran Khan.
“I cannot get real justice if these three individuals stay in their seats,” he said.
The head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said that the attacker was only a “decoy” serving the purposes of a state-level conspiracy, claiming that the government feels threatened by his party’s popularity in light of the upcoming elections.
They want me removed because my party is by far the most popular,” he said, adding that fear of death will not prevent him from following his aim of achieving genuine independence.
The leader of the PTI said that he only had faith in the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, to conduct an impartial inquiry, believing that the interior minister would undermine any other investigation.
The former prime minister said that he dreaded other assassination attempts, but promised to rejoin the anti-government march. He said that he would take “additional measures,” but pledged to go despite the dangers, maintaining that the protest march will remain peaceful.
The former prime minister stated that free and fair elections are the only answer to the country’s present challenges, and that his party is guaranteed to win.
Imran Khan, who was dismissed from office by a vote of no confidence, denied having recanted his allegation that his ouster was the result of a conspiracy between the United States and the Pakistani establishment.