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Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot and wounded at protest march
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 03, 2022 08:54AM
Pakistan has nuclear weapons

Khan was ousted from power in April of this year after a no-confidence vote by opposition lawmakers alleging corruption and unconstitutional actions, charges backed up by the country’s Supreme Court.

In October, Pakistan’s election commission passed a ruling barring Khan from holding office again, sparking outrage among his many supporters who claim foul play.

Khan and his supporters say his ousting was a conspiracy planned by current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the United States, the latter of which has a long and complicated relationship with the Pakistani government. Sharif and Washington deny the accusations.

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday was shot and wounded while leading a massive protest march in the country’s eastern city of Wazirabad.

He said that two armed men opened fire and were immediately taken into custody by police. He also said that one of the assailants was beaten by the mob and reportedly died, according to NBC. An as-yet-unknown number of Imran Khan’s supporters who were present at the rally were also reportedly injured.

The PTI party called the shooting an “assassination attempt” in a tweet posted shortly after Khan was taken for treatment. Senior PTI member and former information minister Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry said in an impromptu speech following the shooting: “This is not only an assassination attempt on Imran Khan, but attack on Pakistan itself.”

Within an hour of the shooting, videos were being shared on social media which appeared to show Khan standing up with one bandaged leg and waving to supporters, holding one fist in the air.

The protest on Thursday was part of a week-long tour aimed at drumming up support for toppling the current government of opponent Shehbaz Sharif and forcing early elections.
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Re: Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot and wounded at protest march
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 03, 2022 01:49PM
I met Shabaz’s brother Nawaz in 1989. I got BAD. I vibes from him. Like when I met Richard Nixon…. Just a lizard wearing a human suit. I would expect Shabaz to be the same…
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Re: Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot and wounded at protest march
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 03, 2022 03:34PM
Getting shot but not seriously wounded should gain him more followers.

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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