Assassination attempt on Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan and its consequences

It is already clear that the attempted assassination did not scare Imran Khan, but only raised the stakes even higher in the political struggle.

The attempted assassination of Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan has sharply escalated the already deep political crisis into which the country has been plunged over the past seven months since he was deposed as prime minister.

The attack on the leader of the Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI) came during one of the stops of a mass protest march he led that was heading toward the national capital.

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