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Following the assassination attempt on him at his party’s protest long march in Wazirabad on Thursday, Imran Khan addressed the people of Pakistan virtually on Friday. Khan made his first appearance after the attack, and defended himself against what seems to be an effort to assassinate the founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. 

“I had already learned that there was a plan in place to kill me somewhere between Wazirabad and Gujarat,” Khan said as he spoke during an address to the people of Pakistan while still being admitted at the Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore where he is currently recovering.

Four people plotted to kill me behind closed doors. I’ve a video with me, if something happens to me, the video will be released: Imran Khan

“Imran Khan is in excellent spirits,” said PTI leader Iftikhar Durani, who spoke with Imran Khan at the SKMC Hospital.

Khan suffered gunshots and was taken urgently to a Lahore hospital. He was shot in both legs, according to hospital’s administration. The hospital said that he had 16 wounds on both legs when he was brought in unconscious state with injuries.

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The former cricket star has laid the blame for the attack on his rally in eastern Punjab province on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanuallah, and a senior intelligence agency general.

(With inputs from agencies)

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