Chief justice IHC, citing an intelligence report, said that the life of former Prime Minister Imran Khan is at risk due to fears of another assassination attempt. Chief Justice made the remarks on Friday while hearing the petition . He also asked the PTI to submit a new application to seek permission to hold its rally in Islamabad.
Earlier this month, Khan was shot in the leg by an attacker in the city of Wazirabad while holding a “long march” to Islamabad to demand elections at the earliest. IK is expected to rejoin the march when it reaches Rawalpindi later this week.
PTI chief blamed his removal on a “foreign conspiracy” hatched by the United States in collusion with his political opponents and his detractors in the powerful military establishment. Islamabad and Washington have repeatedly denied the charges. However, in a recent interview with the British newspaper Financial Times, Khan said that he was willing to move on from the controversy.