Monitoring situation in Pakistan: India after Imran Khan shot in the leg during rally
Islamabad, Nov 03: India responded to the developments after Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot during a rally.
"It's a development that just took place. We're closely keeping an eye on and we'll continue to monitor ongoing developments," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.
Imran Khan was injured on Thursday when an unidentified gunman opened fire on the container-mounted-truck carrying him during his protest march in Pakistan's Punjab province, but he was out of danger, media reports said.
The incident occurred near Allahwala Chowk of Wazirabad town of Punjab when Khan was leading the protest march.
Geo TV footage showed that 70-year-old Khan was hit in the right leg. He has been shifted to a hospital and he is out of danger, the channel said.
Imran Khan was out of danger.
Senator Faisal Javed, who was injured when a bullet grazed his face, said that a party worker was killed during the attack, while another was severely injured.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to eyewitnesses, a gunman fired on the container-mounted truck carrying Khan from a close range. They said one person has been arrested from the spot and police took him to an unknown location.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the attack and ordered an investigation into it.
"I condemn the incident of firing on PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the strongest words. I have directed Interior Minister for an immediate report on the incident. I pray for the recovery and health of PTI chairman & other injured people," Sharif tweeted.