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Pak Protesters Clash With Cops and, Against Imran Khan Assassination Bid

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A day after #Imran Khan, the former prime minister of #Pakistan, was the target of an attempted assassination, demonstrators flocked to the streets and “held traffic hostage,” defying Islamabad Police’s orders not to light anything on fire.

Taking to Twitter, Islamabad police said, “The protesters have taken the traffic hostage. Protesters are requested not to set fire to vehicles. The Rawalpindi administration has been repeatedly requested to stop the stone pelting on behalf of Rawalpindi. Stone throwing in the presence of public representatives is a sad thing.” Imran was shot on Thursday evening as his party’s “Haqeeqi Azadi” march approached Wazirabad’s Allahwala Chowk as he was at his container.

Faizabad traffic routes have been opened, the Islamabad police reported shortly after the last post. According to the most recent information, the firing event resulted in seven injuries and one fatality, according to the Punjab police. The perpetrator of the crime, according to the authorities, is Muazzam Nawaz. When Punjab police apprehended the alleged shooter who opened fire during the event, he confessed that he had wished to kill Imran Khan because “he was fooling the public.”

“I thought of this as there was Azaan going on and on the other side, Imran Khan is taking out his container and making noise. My conscience did not approve of this. I decided this suddenly… I conspired against Imran Khan when he kicked off his long march from Lahore. I made up my mind that I will not leave him alive,” the shooter said according to a video shared on social media.

Responding to whether someone else is also involved in the conspiracy, the shooter said, “I have conspired this alone and no one else is involved in this. I came on a bike and I parked it at my uncle’s shop. He has a motorcycle showroom.” Following the attempted assassination of Imran Khan, protests were conducted in front of the Corps Commander House in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In an outrage-provoking speech on Friday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif shifted the blame for Imran Khan’s attempted assassination to the former prime minister for what he called “breaking the red lines of religion,” according to the Dawn. The assassination attempt on the former prime minister yesterday, which he claimed was being utilized to achieve “political purposes,” was the focal point of his remarks in the National Assembly (NA).

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