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Imran Khan to address the nation at 4pm today after surviving an assassination attempt

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will address the nation today at 4 pm after surviving an assassination attempt on Thursday during the long march in Wazirabad.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to address the nation today through the video link.

As per sources in the know, the decision was taken during the consultation at the Shaukat Khanum hospital with the party leadership.

The address will take place at 4 pm today.

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Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan survived a shooting at a political rally on Thursday that his party called an assassination attempt, which killed one person and injured several others and prompted protests among Khan’s supporters.

Video of the alleged attack shows Khan waving from an open-topped truck just outside the town of Gujranwala, Punjab province, when shots rang out, sending his party members ducking for cover.

A bullet hit Khan in the leg, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Asad Umar, who later added: “Yes, he has been shot, there are pellets lodged in his leg, his bone has been chipped, he has also been shot in his thigh.”

Khan was taken from the rally site to receive treatment in Lahore, around a two-and-a-half-hour drive away, and was in a stable condition, Umar added.

A man suspected of firing shots at the rally was detained on Thursday, according to police. The suspect was arrested with a 9mm pistol and two empty magazines, police said.

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At least one person was killed in the incident, according to Faisal Javed, a senior PTI politician and close Khan ally who received a wound to the head in the attack. The victim’s name has not been released.

In a video statement Javed, who can be seen sitting up while receiving treatment, said: “Please pray for us, for Imran Khan, pray for our fellow workers who are severely injured and pray for our party member who has died and is martyred.”

Earlier Thursday, Sen. Fawad Chaudhry, a senior PTI politician and Khan’s former information minister, said Khan was undergoing surgery and six others were injured and still being treated.