Pakistani former foreign minister Qureshi leads march until Imran Khan recovers – Times of India


LAHORE: Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said he will lead the march to Islamabad until Pakistan party leader Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan makes a full recovery from injuries sustained during a assassination attempt.
Khan, who suffered bullet injuries in the right leg on Thursday, said on Sunday that his party will resume Tuesday’s march to Islamabad from the same spot where he survived an assassination attempt.
He was released from hospital on Sunday after successful surgery. He has now moved to a private residence in Lahore.
Qureshi told a large public rally at Clock Tower Chowk in Faisalabad on Sunday that Khan had asked him to lead the march in his stead. He said that even if he does not fully recover, Khan will participate in the long march in Rawalpindi, the Dawn newspaper reported.
He said the people of Faisalabad and the entire country are demanding that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan stop because they are the real planners of the attack on Khan in Wazirabad.
Khan suffered bullet injuries in the right leg when two gunmen fired a volley of bullets at him and others who climbed onto a container-mounted truck in the Wazirabad area where he led the march.
The 70-year-old former prime minister and chairman of the PTI party, who underwent surgery on Thursday for bullet injuries, addressed a press conference from the Shaukat Khanum hospital owned by his charitable organization.
“We have decided that our march will resume on Tuesday from the same point in Wazirabad where I and 11 others were shot and where Moazzam was killed,” Khan said before being released from hospital. He later reached his residence in Zaman Park here.

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