LAHORE: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan claimed that his political opponents wanted to assassinate him because they feared being held accountable if he returned to office.
The former premier took to Twitter to point out that Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah claimed his life was under threat from foreign agencies.
“Let me make it clear to the entire country that the only threat to my life is from the three people I named after the Wazirabad assassination attempt,” Imran Khan said in a statement.
“The same three [and] three more I have identified in a video statement tried to eliminate me on March 18 in [Islamabad] Judicial Complex,” he added.
“If any attempt is made on my life now, these same people will be held accountable,” he said, adding that “just as they tried to pin the blame for the Wazirabad attack on a religious extremist – a mere smokescreen – they are now trying to create another deception of foreign agencies.”
He stated once more that he intended to make it “clear that the only people responsible for any attempt on my life will be the people I have identified.”
It is worth noting that Imran Khan and several other PTI leaders were hurt during the party’s long march when a guy opened fire at the PTI receiving camp at Allahwala Chowk.