The incident took place in the central province of Punjab. The subsequent panic in the crowd resulted in more casualties.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot during a protest march on Thursday. He is said to have injured his leg, according to local media and Khan’s PTI party. According to rescuers, one person was killed by gunfire and seven others were injured in the incident. A subsequent panic in the crowd led to more injuries. The incident took place in the central province of Punjab.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the act. Pakistani President Arif Alvi spoke of a “shocking attack” on Twitter. According to the police, there are already small protests in various parts of the capital Islamabad.
A man is in police custody, officials said. A video released by local media is said to show the man making a confession. He says he wanted to kill Khan and acted alone. Khan was ousted as prime minister in April by a vote of no confidence. Since then, he has regularly taken his followers to the streets. Since last Friday he has been on a protest march across the country demanding new elections.