Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused "three criminals" of planning to attack him again following the failed assassination attempt on him earlier in November.
Mr Khan also made a U-turn on his demand for snap early elections and called an end to his party's protest march on the capital, criticising the government's handling of the march.
He and his party will instead quit all regional and national assemblies, condemning the country's "corrupt system.
" Mr Khan expressed concern for the freedom of Pakistan, stating he is "more worried about the freedom of Pakistan than my life."
In early November, Imran Khan was shot in the shin by a gunman as he conducted a march demanding early elections in the country.
The gunman opened fire at a container truck carrying Mr Khan in Gujranwala in the eastern Punjab province while in a convoy of trucks and cars heading towards Islamabad.
The assassination attempt spurred a series of protests led by Mr Khan's party, calling for the resignation of the country's prime minister.
The government responded with police action and the deployment of security forces.
Mr Khan later accused the government of blocking his party's march and called for an end to the protests, citing concern for the safety of his supporters after the attempted assassination.
He also alleged that the "three criminals" who were behind the attack were planning to target him again.
Meanwhile, Mr Khan's U-turn on demanding early elections surprised many, following his aggressive campaign for them since being ousted from office in April.
Critics have called into question his motivations for the change, with some speculating that Mr Khan may be trying to avoid negative fallout following the assassination attempt.
"It will damage his credibility if the hopes raised for early elections go unrealized," said political analyst Rasul Baksh Rais.