Imran Khan claims that the 'three criminals' who were behind his failed assassination attempt are planning another attack on him.
Why it matters
The alleged assassination attempt on Imran Khan and his claim of a future attack are significant as they highlight the ongoing political tensions and security concerns in Pakistan.
What the papers say
According to The Independent, Imran Khan accused Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, and ISI counterintelligence wing head Maj-Gen Faisal Naseer of being behind the attack without providing any proof. Gulf News reports that Imran Khan made his first public appearance since the assassination attempt and announced that his party is quitting all regional and national assemblies, condemning the country's 'corrupt system'. AP News states that Imran Khan has been demanding early elections, claiming his ouster was illegal and orchestrated by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif with the help of the US government. The Independent also mentions that Imran Khan's party was quitting the country's regional and national assemblies. Al Jazeera reports that Imran Khan called off his protest march to Islamabad, fearing chaos, and announced his party's resignation from state assemblies in a new bid to push for early elections. Reuters states that Imran Khan called off his protest march to Islamabad due t
How we got here
Imran Khan was shot in the shin by a gunman during a march demanding early elections. He has been leading countrywide protests to push for early elections since being ousted from power in April.
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