Also Escaped Assassination On March 18, Imran Khan Claims

Also Escaped Assassination On March 18, Imran Khan Claims
Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) former premier Imran Khan said that an assassination attempt was made on him once in Wazirabad, and a second time on March 18 in the Islamabad judicial complex. He said this in a video message before leaving his Zaman Park residence in Lahore for another hearing today at the Islamabad high court (IHC).

Imran Khan said that he respects the courts, and will appear despite the swelling in his feet, unlike those who spread propaganda against judges "if a decision is not given in their favour".

Khan said that three days ago, he informed the Lahore High Court (LHC) that there was an attempt to kill me, first in Wazirabad, and once again on March 18 in the Islamabad judicial complex.

According to Khan, he received insider intelligence that a group of individuals dressed in plainclothes had been tasked with carrying out an attack on him while he was attending a hearing at the court. Khan claimed that he was warned of the threat by connections he had inside Pakistan's intelligence community, which he had cultivated since he had been in government for over three years.

Khan has accused the authorities, specifically Pakistan's intelligence agencies, of being involved in the alleged plot to 'eliminate' him, claiming that the powerful Pakistan Army's new leadership - colloquially referred to as the establishment - was attempting to silence him and prevent him from returning to power.

While many call for a thorough investigation into the Wazirabad assassination attempt on the former prime minister, where he received bullet wounds, some have also expressed skepticism about the claim regarding March 18, noting that Imran Khan has been known to not only have made controversial statements in the past, but also going back on his words and promises.

Khan also said that all Pakistanis should come out for one hour on Saturday (May 6) to express solidarity with Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, because "a mafia is after the Chief Justice and has divided the Supreme Court".