Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan said three bullets were fired in his right leg and he was injured last week.
Khan survived the blast at a political rally in Gujranwala on Thursday, which his party called a murder.
In an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson on Monday, Khan said, “They took three bullets into my right leg. The left one had shrapnel left in it.
Khan said his bones were broken and his leg was in a cast, adding that it would take four to six weeks for him to resume his work.
Speaking from his home in Zaman Park, Lahore, Khan said he had information from the intelligence agencies that the shooting that injured him last week would take place.
Asked by Anderson on Monday what information he was given about the incident, and who it came from, Khan said: “Remember, I’ve been in power for three and a half years. I have connections with intelligence agencies, various companies work. How did I get the information? From within the intelligence agency. Why? Because many people are surprised by what is happening in this country.”
Last week, Pakistan’s intelligence agency said it had informed Khan of “threats” ahead of the summit. The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) said in a statement, “The meeting has already informed the central government about the threat of the former prime minister, who informed the provincial government of Punjab.
Video shows the moment the former Prime Minister of Pakistan was shot dead
The ISI also said Khan’s security was under the jurisdiction of the Punjab provincial government, which is led by Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.
Last Friday, Khan blamed activists for the plot to kill him – a claim widely denied by the government and security forces.
“As events happen, they are on the case. How can this happen, how can a religious fanatic kill me in the name of blasphemy and they will blame him . All of this is in my words that I put on television – it’s on social media,” he said in a speech on September 24, which he said explained how the shooting happened. will come from.
When asked about suggestions from his critics that accusing the current government of the attack would help Khan return to power, he replied that he did not need a reason to charge this government to return to government. the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has remained popular since its ouster in April.
They tried everything to get out somehow. When that didn’t happen, this was planned,” he added.
One person was killed in Thursday’s attack that injured several others, while Khan was taken to a hospital in Lahore for treatment after the shooting. Speaking from the hospital on Friday, without giving evidence, Khan accused Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Maj. Gen. Faisal, is the head of the intelligence service. CNN is reaching out to all three men for comment.
Pakistan’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting last week denied Khan’s allegations against Sharif and Sanaullah in a press conference.
Pakistan’s military has hit back at Khan’s comments, calling them “irresponsible and irresponsible” and “unacceptable and uncalled for.” In a statement on Friday night, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) termed Khan’s allegations against soldiers and army personnel “deeply regrettable and highly condemned.”
The statement said, “Pakistan Army prides itself on being highly professional and well-trained with a strong and efficient in-house reporting system that is across the board for illegal activities, but it if any, by the police.”
“Nevertheless, if the honor, security and dignity of its position is undermined by those with selfish interests through negative accusations, the company will jealously guard its officers and soldiers no matter what.”
CNN reported earlier on Monday that Khan had written a letter to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Arif Alvi saying since Khan’s government was ousted in April, his party had faced “an increasing number of false accusations, threats, arrests and suffering in prison.”
The letter, obtained by CNN from a source close to the former prime minister, is dated November 6, three days after Khan survived the shooting.