In a major development, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe the attack on the former prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan in Wazirabad, revealed on Monday that the prime suspect Naveed Meher was trained.
According to the details, PTI leader Musaddiq Abbasi held a press conference along with Omar Sarfraz Cheema Advisor to Chief Minister of Punjab on the matter.
He said that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) carried out polygraphic tests of Naveed Meher and shocking revealed that the Wazirabad attack was planned and the attacker was not alone, but it’s still not confirmed how many attackers were there. The PTI leader further said that according to JIT the guard did not fire any bullets.
The First Information Report (FIR) of the gun attack incident had been registered on November 7. A joint investigation team – formed to probe the attack on the PTI chief on November 3, has been constituted under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
— PTI Punjab (@PTIPunjabPK) December 26, 2022
Imran Khan’s assassination attempt
The former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, suffered injuries to his leg after being shot at in a protest march he was leading in Wazirabad in Punjab. Nine other people were also injured and one person died in the attack.
When he raised his fist and smiled minutes after being shot in an assassination attempt, Imran Khan was setting an example. Showing us what it takes to achieve genuine freedom, democracy, and sovereignty. #لیکر_رہیں_گے_آزادیpic.twitter.com/TqH4b3DVW9
— PTI USA Official (@PTIOfficialUSA) December 17, 2022
The police later released a video confession of a man they arrested who they say attempted to kill the former prime minister.
The assassination attempt on Imran Khan caused shock waves everywhere. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Army, and other politicians and government leaders condemned the attack and called for an immediate investigation into the matter.
The attack was not only condemned by Pakistani political leaders, activists, and social media users but people from around the world have also expressed shock and concern.