Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday condemned the firing on PTI Chairman Imran Khan 'in the strongest words', seeking immediate report on the attack.
“I have directed the Interior Minister for an immediate report on the incident,” PM Shehbaz wrote from his verified Twitter account.
He also prayed for the quick recovery of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan and other injured people.
Earlier in the day, a gunman opened fire at a campaign truck carrying Imran Khan, wounding him slightly and also some of his supporters, a senior leader from his party and police said.
Party official Asad Umar said Khan was wounded in the leg and was not seriously hurt. The identity of the gunman, who was arrested at the scene, was not immediately known. No group has claimed responsibility for the shooting.
According to police, the attack happened in the Wazirabad district in the eastern Punjab province where Khan was traveling in a large convoy of trucks and cars heading towards the capital, Islamabad, as part of his campaign aimed at forcing the government to hold early elections.