Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), called for creating a strong committee to investigate the attempted assassination in Wazirabad and to be overseen by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Thursday.
“I earlier expressed this as well that I only expect justice from one place [SC] as powerful individuals will not allow the probe to take place,” Khan said during a press conference.
On December 3, Khan was heading a massive protest to Islamabad to pressure the government into calling an early election when he was shot in the leg while waving to supporters from a truck-mounted container; however, the march was stopped in Rawalpindi.
In an apparent allusion to the armed forces’ participation in his attack, Khan stated that while every institution has “bad sheep,” the Pakistan Army was a top institution that served its nation.
“I now want the person who intended to kill me to assist the JIT. These individuals are purposefully blocking justice, “added the former premier.
The PTI leader previously accused a senior military commander, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of participating in his murder attempt.
Khan claimed that three gunmen were involved in the incident and that it had been organised while denying the suspect Naveed’s confessional admission. I will be targeted in the name of religion, I had heard from insiders in the agencies, he claimed.
He claimed that Naveed’s statement was preplanned. He also questioned the authenticity of the confession statement video, claiming that it was taken using the DPO’s phone and distributed to anti-PTI journalists before the incident’s being looked into.
“One man decided to topple our administration, and then on his command our allies split up, our legislators turned on us, and finally the regime change took place,” he claimed.
He also criticised the government’s top officials for hiding their money abroad.