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Khan addresses crowds after 'shots fired at vehicle'

Imran Khan has addressed crowds in the Pakistani city of Gujranwala after shots were allegedly fired at his vehicle during a march earlier.


Police 'did not intervene' in Pakistan clashes

The Deputy Leader of Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf opposition party has appeared to criticise Pakistani police for failing to protect marchers in Gujranwala.

Deputy opposition leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Credit: Reuters

The party claims leader Imran Khan was shot at during protests in the city, and says police did not intervene when his convoy was attacked by a stone-throwing mob.

It is the responsibility of Punjab Police, DPO and Administration to provide safety to our Marchers

We call our workers to remain peaceful. Do not respond Stones with Stones. PTI workers Respond with Peace

– Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Imran Khan: Hundreds threw stones and fired at us

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan claims 300-to-400 people threw stones and fired on a protest march in the city of Gujranwala.

Four were injured during the clashes, which took place at a protest against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Mr Khan urged the immediate resignation of Mr Sharif following the alleged attacks.

'Shots fired' at Imran Khan's vehicle during march

Imran Khan is chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Credit: Reuters

Clashes have broken out after shots were fired on Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan during a march, his spokesperson claims.

Khan was not hurt, though his vehicle was hit by the shots, the spokesperson said.

A post on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Facebook page read:

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Imran Khan supporters gather for anti-NATO drone rally

Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan started gathering for a rally in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar to halt NATO supplies into Afghanistan.

Khan, whose political party is now in charge of the volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province bordering Afghanistan, has threatened to cut NATO supply lines through his region from November 23 if US drone strikes do not end.

mran Khan (C), a Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Credit: APTN
Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Credit: APTN
Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party of former cricket star Imran Khan protest during a rally Credit: APTN


Nawaz Sharif seeks majority in Pakistan parliament

Nawaz Sharif looks set to become Prime Minister for a third time Credit: Reuters

The Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif looks set to be Prime Minister of Pakistan for a third time. Local media reports that as of Sunday evening his party had captured 94 of the 272 contested National Assembly seats in the Pakistani parliament.

If current election trends continue then the PML-N will secure 130 seats. They need 137 to secure a majority in Pakistan's parliament, and Mr Sharif has told supporters that he is confident his party can form a coalition with minority groups.

The former cricketer Imran Khan looks set to be the main voice of the opposition in Pakistan after his party Tehrik-i-Insaf came second in the polls. The previous government led by the Pakistan People's Party is doing badly and according to Reuters looks set to come third.

Imran Khan set for second place in Pakistan election

Former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan looks set to claim second place in the Pakistan election after Nawaz Sharif declared victory in a jubilant speech to supporters.

Imran Khan looks set to claim second place. Credit: Reuters

Despite bombings across the country, millions turned out to vote in a historic election that will bring the first transition between civilian governments in a country that has been ruled by the military for more than half of its turbulent history.

Sharif, who looks set to become the country's prime minister for the third time, told supporters: "Results are still coming in, but this much is confirmed: we're the single largest party so far.

"Please pray that by morning we're in a position that we don't need the crutch of coalition partners."

Khan's party Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) looks set to come in second place thanks to vast support amongst the country's youth.

The former cricketer has called for an end to corruption and a halt to US drone strikes against suspected militants on Pakistani soil.

Imran Khan: 'I am improving fast'

Pakistani politician Imran Khan has tweeted that he is "improving fast" after his fall at a presidential election rally on Tuesday.

He is expected to make an address from his hospital bed later today.

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