Gunman arrested, no death reported so far
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was wounded in the leg when his convoy was shot at in the country’s east.
The former cricket star, 70, was leading a protest march on the capital, Islamabad, to demand snap elections.
Current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the shooting and ordered the interior minister to seek an immediate investigation.
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.
Wazirabad police have told Al Jazeera one gunman was arrested at the scene.
Police also confirmed that multiple people were wounded in the incident, but no deaths had been reported so far.
Local media showed footage of the attacker raising a gun before being stopped by a young man identified as Ibtisam.
Speaking to reporters, Ibtisam said he was standing next to the container carrying Khan when he saw a man walking towards it and drawing his gun.
“He loaded the magazine and was preparing to fire. I approached him when he shot one bullry in air. I pulled at him, which caused his aim to go awry. He then tried to run away but people went after him and we managed to stop him,” he said.
( Curtesy Al Jazeera)