WASHINGTON: The United States condemns the assassination attempt on former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and wishes a speedy recovery to all those injured in the attack, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said.
“The United States strongly condemns the attack on Imran Khan and his supporters, and hopes for the swift recovery of all who were injured. Violence has no place in politics. We call on all parties to remain peaceful and refrain from violence,” Jean-Pierre said during a press briefing.
Earlier on Thursday, an unknown person opened fire at an opposition march near the city of Wazirabad in the province of Punjab, according to media reports.
Khan, who led the march, was reportedly shot in the leg and several others were also injured. One Tehreek-e-Insaf party worker was killed in the shooting. The shooter was detained by authorities, the report said.