Former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday that assassination attempt on Imran Khan was a conspiracy against Pakistan and "the nation will not sit still."

“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will record a peaceful protest across the country today at 5 pm,” he said. “We are a living nation and the bullet that hit Imran Khan is actually a heinous conspiracy to harm the honor of this nation.”

PTI announces countrywide protests on Saturday

“I will meet you all at Liberty Chowk Lahore,” he said. PTI has called a nation-wide strike on Saturday at 5 pm.

The Islamabad police has registered cases against PTI leaders as well as several long march participants for attacking law enforcers and vandalizing public property on Friday.

Imran Khan stable after being injured in assassination attempt during PTI long march

As per the FIR, the protesters put up resistance against the police and damaged government property. The PTI leaders include Amir Mehmood Kayani, Ali Ahmed Awan and others.

Islamabad police register FIRs against PTI leaders, protesters

The FIR said the protesters attacked police and Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel, adding that at least nine FC personnel and five police officers were injured.

On Friday, countrywide protests were held after an assassination attempt on PTI Chairman Imran Khan. On Thursday, Imran sustained an injury in Wazirabad, Gujranwala.

The incident came as PTI’s long march entered its seventh day. Imran had planned to spend the whole day in Wazirabad. His march, termed by the political party as ‘Haqeeqi Azadi’, has looked to build pressure on the coalition-led government to call early elections.

In his first address after the assassination attempt on Thursday, he said he would give another call for a long march towards Islamabad as soon as he recovers from the bullet injuries.

“I will take to the streets as soon as I am discharged from the hospital, and lead the long march towards Islamabad,” Imran said as he spoke to the media from Shaukat Khanum hospital in Lahore, where he is currently getting treatment.


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Zarzan khan Nov 05, 2022 10:28pm
After PDM and backers crossed the red line, now there is no stopping the tsunami coming, except this time, they will be rage in their eyes. Just try and stop it.
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