Two weeks after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan suffered wounds in a gun assault throughout a rally, the Islamabad Excessive Court docket stated there’s a risk of one other assassination try on him, citing intelligence studies, reported Pakistani media, Daybreak. In keeping with the Chief Justice of Islamabad Excessive Court docket Aamer Farooq, it was the “authorities’s accountability to take cognizance of the looming risk on the previous prime minister”.
The CJI’s remarks got here whereas listening to a petition filed by merchants concerning street closures as a result of protest staged by Khan’s celebration.
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The cricketer-turned-politician had suffered a bullet damage on his leg after a gun-wielding man fired bullets at him and others on November 4 within the Wazirabad space of Punjab province – throughout PTI’s protest march towards the Shehbaz Sharif authorities.
Earlier, Khan stated that he had realized concerning the looming hazard beforehand.
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“I had already realized that there was a plan in place to kill me someplace between Wazirabad and Gujrat. 4 folks plotted to kill me. I made a video and named these folks and have stashed it overseas,” he had stated as he spoke throughout a televised tackle whereas nonetheless being admitted on the Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore.
In the meantime, on Thursday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court docket dismissed a petition to cease Khan’s protest march. The court docket noticed that “it was a political challenge and must be resolved politically.”
(With inputs from companies)
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