Shots fired at Pak leader Imran Khan's vehicle, Clashes break out

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Lahore, Aug 15: Pakistan's media organisations reported on Friday that unknown men in plain clothes fired at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party cheif Imran Khan's vehicle in Gujranwala.

Party spokesperson for Pak Opposition party Tehrik-e-Insaf says Imran Khan not hurt.Clashes broke out after the incident, said sources. Reportedly the firing lasted for almost 30 minutes. 

Khan said it was the fourth time that they were attacked by PML-N activists, adding that the Sharif brothers (Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif) will be responsible if any untoward incident happened during the anti-government march to the capital Islamabad.

The PTI leader said police took no action against the attackers and that he had the video evidence to support his claims. The miscreants were using the roofs of police vans to attack the marchers, a PTI activist was quoted as saying by Duniya TV.

Khan started his anti-government march from Lahore Thursday.

A former cricketing icon, he told hundreds of supporters at the beginning of the march that he was struggling for a "new Pakistan" as the rulers have "failed to deliver".

The marchers will reach capital Islamabad after covering a distance of nearly 370 km, where they will start a sit-in.

Khan said he would not end his protest until the prime minister resigned.

He claims that Sharif has formed the government through "rigging" in last year's General Elections, a claim rejected by the government.

Sharif has rejected calls for his resignation and accused Khan of trying to weaken his elected government.

Tahir ul Qadri, a senior religious leader who heads Pakistan Awami Tehrik or Peoples Movement, is also marching towards Islamabad along with his supporters and will join Khan in Islamabad.

Oneindia News

(With IANS inputs)

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