Pak PM Sharif, Interior Minister Sanaullah and Major General Faisal Naseer tried to kill me, says Imran Khan

LAHORE: Former Pakistan premier Imran Khan on Friday claimed that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Major General Faisal Naseer were part of the sinister plot to assassinate him in the same way former Punjab governor Salman Taseer was killed in 2011 by a religious extremist.

Khan, 70, suffered a bullet injury in the right leg when two gunmen fired a volley of bullets at him and others mounting on a container-mounted truck in the Wazirabad area of Punjab province, where he was leading a protest march against the Shehbaz Sharif Government.

Addressing the nation from the Shaukat Khanum Hospital here, in his first address since the assassination attempt, Khan said he had made a video of four other individuals who were part of the larger conspiracy to kill him.

“Four people plotted to kill me. I made a video and named those people and have stashed it abroad,” he said, adding that it would be released in case something untoward happens to him.

The cricketer-turned-politician said he received information about this sinister plot from “insiders”.

“How did I find out? Insiders told me. The day before Wazirabad, they made the plan to kill me as they saw the number of people increasing using the script of religious extremism,” he asserted. (AGENCIES)