‘Thank God he’s okay,’ Jemima Khan reacts to assassination attempt on Imran Khan


LONDON – Jemima Goldsmith, former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, on Thursday while reacting to the assassination attempt on the life the former prime minister expressed gratitude to almighty God that he is safe.

In her latest Tweet, she said, “The news we dread… Thank God he’s okay. And thank you from his sons to the heroic man in the crowd who tackled the gunman.” She also tweeted the picture of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) worker Ibtisam, who confronted the attacker to save the life of the former PM, terming him a hero.

Earlier today, former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, other party leaders including Senator Faisal Javed were wounded and one died after gunshots fired at the long march container.

The firing incident happened during the long march reception camp at Allahwala Chowk in Wazirabad. District police officer Ghazanfar Ali said one person was killed and ten others were wounded in the attack.

A bullet hit his shin, the PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said. “Imran Khan and (party colleague) Faisal Javed received bullet wounds. A bullet hit IK’s shin. Both have been taken to hospital for treatment,” Chaudhry told Reuters.

Fawad further said that three people were injured in the attack, including Senator Faisal Javed and Ahmad Chattha.

Imran Khan with later seen with a bandage on his right leg, just above the foot, according to reports and a blurry image. He was moved to another vehicle from his container truck, from where announcements were being made that he was safe.