A gunman opened fire at a campaign truck carrying Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, wounding him in both his legs. The incident took place during the Haqeeqi March against the ruling coalition, reported ARY News.
According to police, the attack happened in the Wazirabad district in the eastern Punjab province where Khan was traveling in a large convoy of trucks and cars heading towards the capital, and one person has reportedly died and seven have been wounded.
The suspected assailant has been identified as images have surfaced showing him firing a gunshot near the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI’s) reception camp at Allahwala Chowk in Gujranwala.
The suspect has been identified as Muhammad Naveed, son of Muhammad Bashir. He is a resident of the Sodhra district in Wazirabad.
According to reports, he was arrested with a 9mm pistol and two empty magazine cases. Naveed is said to be working as the guard of Alamgir Khan – a PTI National Assembly member from Karachi.