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World condemns assassination attempt on Imran Khan

Leaders all around the world continue to condemn the assassination attempt on Imran Khan that took place on Thursday at a gathering of the Haqeeqi Azadi March.

Leaders all around the world continue to condemn the assassination attempt on Imran Khan that took place on Thursday at a gathering of the Haqeeqi Azadi March.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Army, and other politicians and government leaders have condemned the attack and called for an immediate investigation into the matter.

Foreign Minister of Pakistan also condemned the attack.

 

The attack has not only been condemned by Pakistani political leaders, activists, and social media users but people from around the world have also expressed shock and concern.

In a statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed sympathies to the family of the victim who was slain and wished Imran Khan and all others hurt a speedy and complete recovery.

“Violence has no place in politics,” the Secretary of State said and called on all parties to refrain from violence, harassment, and intimidation. The secretary further said in his statement that, “the United States is deeply committed to a democratic and peaceful Pakistan, and we stand with the Pakistani people.”

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The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau “strongly condemned this violence”, adding that the attack was “completely unacceptable”.

 

Khan’s ex-wife and the mother of his sons, Jemima Goldsmith, called the man who foiled the assassination attempt on Khan a “hero” and posted his image on her Twitter.

Mehbooba Mufti, the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party condemned the “cowardly attack”.

 

Simranjit Singh Mann, who is a Member Of Parliament (Lok Sabha), striving for a separate state for Sikhs, thanked God that Khan had survived the attack. “Political differences should be sorted out on the table, not at shootouts,” he said.

 

Ramazan Izoi, President of the Turkic World Youth Council, called the attack “vile” saying that Khan “sacrificed his life for the people of Pakistan and risked it”.

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“There is no room for violence in politics,” said Elizabeth Threlkeld, a senior fellow at Stimson Centre, wishing a “speedy recover to Imran Khan”.

 

 

Michael Kugelman, South Asia Institute Director at The Wilson Center said that the matter could have been “much worse” if a brave man had not intervened.