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Imran Khan’s assassination bid: Police in Pakistan’s Punjab province finally register FIR


LAHORE: Police of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Tuesday registered FIR in assassination of former Prime Minister Imran Khandays after the incident, and named the arrested assailant as the main suspect in the case.
The move comes after the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the provincial government to file a notice confirming the notice of Khan’s assassination within 24 hours.
The FIR has designated the attacker, Naveed Mohammad Basheer, as the main accused. However, it did not mention the names of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and a senior Pakistani Army official, Major General Faisal Naseer, three of whom Khan accused of hatching a plot. assassinate him.
“We will challenge the FIR in the apex court,” said a senior official of Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Fawad Chaudhry party said.
The delay in receiving an application in Punjab province, home to the top PTI, raised eyebrows.
“I wonder if I, as the former prime minister of Pakistan, cannot register the FIR in connection with an attack on me, what will happen to the common man,” he said. On Sunday, Khan said that an unregistered FIR of “assassination plot” nullified his life because authorities were refusing to file the case unless he named one. army general from the complaint.
Punjab police said they registered the FIR at the direction of the Supreme Court and appointed the suspect, Naveed, under Section 7 of the Counter-Terrorism Act, and Sections 302, 324 and 440 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Police said they removed Basheer from the crime scene after confessing to his crimes. In a confession video, Basheer said he attacked Khan because he was “misleading the public.”
Khan, 70, suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg on Thursday when two gunmen fired a volley of bullets at him and others who were sitting on a container truck in the Wazirabad area of ​​Punjab province, where he was leading. started a march against Shehbaz Sharif Government.
“I was hit by four bullets,” Khan said in a speech to the nation from a hospital in Lahore on November 4, a day after he was shot during a protest in Punjab province.
He underwent surgery for a gunshot wound at the Shaukat Khanum hospital owned by his charity.
Hospital officials said the former cricket politician, who underwent surgery, was discharged on Sunday and moved to his home in the city.
Khan’s march to the federal capital, demanding new elections, was suspended following last week’s shooting.
PTI Senior Leader Faisal Javed Khan said the march would continue on November 10 from Wazirabad.
Khan, ousted from power in a vote of no confidence in Parliament in April, said he would not take part in it while recovering from his injury.
The federal government led by Shehbaz Sharif has rejected Khan’s request for new elections, to take place only after August next year.
Political turmoil in Pakistan comes as the country is reeling from an economic crisis and the effects of devastating floods.

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