The United States denounced the assassination attempt on PTI Chairman Imran Khan and asked all political parties to remain peaceful.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, US State Secretary Antony Blinken wished a quick recovery for the PTI chief and all others injured in the gunfire assault on Thursday while the PTI’s anti-government protest rally was passing through Gujranwala.
“The US strongly condemns the shooting of Imran Khan at a political rally,” Blinken said.
“We wish him and all others injured a quick recovery, and we offer our condolences to the family of the individual who was killed.”
In a tweet, Blinken also called upon all the political parties in the country to exercise caution by staying peaceful, as “violence has no place in politics.”
The US secretary’s condemnation comes hours after the former prime minister came under a gun attack during the PTI’s protest long march in Gujranwala on Thursday. The attack left several people, including the PTI chief and some other party leaders, wounded. A party activist lost his life in the deadly attack.