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The former Prime Minister also said that the shooting would not prevent him from continuing his protest march towards the capital.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused his successor of being involved in a plot to kill him as he recuperates in hospital from a gunshot wound. an assassination.

Khan told reporters on Friday that the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharifwho replaced him as prime minister after a vote of no confidence in April, was implicated in a conspiracy that included Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and a senior military commander.

“These three people decided to kill me,” Khan said in his first public appearance since Thursday’s attack, adding that two gunmen were involved.

The government has denied any part and blamed the assassination on a gunman motivated by “religious extremism”.

The attack on Khan’s convoy killed one man and injured at least 10, dramatically increasing the stakes in a political crisis that has dragged the country since. Khan will overthrow in April.

The 70-year-old former international cricket star has been leading a campaign of thousands since last week from Lahore to Islamabad.

A man watches a TV channel broadcast the address of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan
A man watches a TV channel broadcast the address of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan [Asif Hassan/AFP]

Seated in a wheelchair – his right leg in a cast and his left foot heavily bandaged – Khan has been speaking for more than an hour, fighting the authorities and the establishment he alleges bandaged him.

He also issued a new appeal to the public and urged the nation to continue to fight for freedom. He said that once he has recovered, he will continue his long march to Islamabad.

Khan has called on the Pakistani judge to take action against the injustices being done against him and the workers in his party. He says he has done enough for Pakistan to prove that he has only the best intentions for his country.

He demanded the resignation of the three people he was responsible for the attack.

“[If] Without justice, a country cannot prosper,” Khan told the judge. “It’s your responsibility to save this country from injustice.”

The Punjab province secretary general of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, Hammad Azhar, told Al Jazeera that despite what some critics say, a lack of security was not the cause of the incident. shootings.

“It is not that there are no precautions. This is a planned assassination plot of Imran Khan. Azhar said. “There are many security wires around him.”

Pakistani journalist Hasan Khan told Al Jazeera that the former prime minister may have been hasty with his accusations.

“It’s too early to blame the country’s prime minister, interior minister and senior military officer but you know what Khan is doing, he’s cashed in political capital from this,” he said. he said.

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