Imran seeks CJP-backed committee to probe Wazirabad attack


Former prime minister Imran Khan said Thursday that he wanted a committee, backed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, to investigate the Wazirabad assassination attempt as the Supreme Court is “my only hope for justice”.

Imran was shot in the leg on December 3 as he waved to crowds from a truck-mounted container while leading a protest march to Islamabad to pressure the government into announcing an early election — but it was cut short in Rawalpindi.

“I earlier stated this as well that I only hope for justice from one place [SC] as powerful people will not allow the investigation to take place,” Imran said during a televised press conference in Lahore.

Hinting at the involvement of the armed forces in his attack, he said that although the Pakistan Army was a top institution that serves its country, there are “black sheep” in every institute.

“Now, I want the person who planned to have me killed to cooperate with the JIT. These people are intentionally obstructing justice,” the ex-premier said.

The PTI chief earlier blamed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, and a senior military officer for allegedly being involved in his assassination bid.

He further said that when Naveed, the suspect in the assassination bid, was arrested, his confessional video statement was released almost immediately “even when I had not reached the hospital after getting shot at”.