Islamabad : A day after he was shot at in Pakistan's Punjab province, the country's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Friday, broke silence on the attack and said he was "hit by four bullets."
In the first address to the nation, since his assassination attempt on Thursday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief dismissed reports that he was hit by friendly fire, saying he was "hit by four bullets." "A day before going to the rally, I knew that assassination was being planned against me either in Wazirabad or Gujrat," Khan said, as he explained the sequence of events during a televised address while still being admitted at a hospital in Lahore.
He repeated the foreign conspiracy claims against the US over his government's independent foreign policy.
The 70-year-old cricketer-turned-politician was ousted from power in April this year, by a vote of confidence.
Khan said his government would have never lost the no-trust move. "...But they (the coalition leaders) used the money to become successful," he said.
He dismissed both the foreign funding cases and Toshakhana cases, lodged against him, are mere tactics to subdue him.
On Thursday, PTI chief Imran Khan was attacked near his container in Punjab province during his long march in Wazirabad.
Imran sustained injuries on his leg and was shifted to a hospital for treatment. The PTI leaders said that Imran Khan's condition is stable and he is out of danger.