Pakistan’s former prime minister and cricketing legend Imran Khan is in a stable condition in hospital after being shot in the leg during a protest march, a senior leader from his party said.
“There is no doubt about it,” said Fawad Chaudhry, a senior leader from Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
“We are convinced that it was a well-planned assassination attempt on Pakistan’s most-popular leader, Imran Khan, who is now in stable condition at the Shaukat Khanum hospital in Lahore after undergoing surgery there.”
Mr Khan is likely to be allowed to go home soon, according to Faisal Sultan, who is heading the team of doctors who treated Mr Khan.
On Thursday, Dr Sultan told reporters that Mr Khan’s surgery had continued for two hours, and that he had a bullet wound on his right leg. (ABC)