Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan was injured Thursday after an unidentified gunman opened fire at a rally, according to an official from Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.

Iran PressAsia: The former Pakistan prime minister, Imran Khan, was leading a protest march on Islamabad to demand snap elections. A bullet hit Khan in his foot, PTI senior leader Asad Umar said.

On October 21, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) recommended that Khan be disqualified from holding political office for five years, a move likely to inflame political tensions in the country further.

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While reading out the recommendation, ECP chief Sikandar Sultan Raja stated that Khan was disqualified for being involved in “corrupt practices.”

The commission said its decision was based on the grounds that Khan had “made false statements” regarding the declaration of the sale of gifts sent to him by the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Dubai while in office – an offense that is illegal under the country’s constitution.

Since Imran Khan's removal, he has repeatedly claimed that the current government of Pakistan came to power with the conspiracy and plan of the United States, which was against the more independent foreign policy, but Washington denies this claim.

Since his removal, Imran Khan also has repeatedly brought his supporters to the streets with the aim of holding early elections.


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