Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan says ‘there is still a threat’ to his life

In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan reacted to the November 3 assassination attempt against him at a protest rally, during which he was shot in the leg. Officially, the gunman is believed to have acted alone, but Khan said he suspected the assailant was merely a decoy serving the interests of a state-level conspiracy. He directly accused current top Pakistani government leaders, saying they feel threatened by his party’s popularity in view of the next elections in the country. Khan also said he feared he could be attacked again in the near future: “They think that the only way to get me out of the way is actually [to] eliminate me. So I think that there is a threat, still.”

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