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Terrorists mulling assassination of Imran Khan, Pak’s counter-terrorism division warns

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Terrorists mulling assassination of Imran Khan, Pak's counter-terrorism department warns

Terrorists are planning to assassinate Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan they usually have sought help from an murderer in Afghanistan to focus on him, the Counter-Terrorism Department’s (CTD) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wing has warned, in accordance with a media report on Tuesday.

The CTD has directed all involved companies to take all doable measures for the safety of the previous prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman within the wake of the risk alert, Urdu language newspaper ‘Jang’ reported.

It stated that the risk alert issued by CTD’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wing acknowledged that “terrorists are planning to assassinate Imran Khan, for which they have sought assistance from an assassin in Afghanistan”.

The paper stated that the textual content of the risk alert has been shared with varied boards, in accordance with which an Afghan murderer has been given the duty to focus on Khan.

Citing a senior police official, the paper stated that the CTD issued the alert on June 18. However, there have been orders to maintain the risk a secret and stop it from being leaked on social media, he stated.

PTI leaders have lately expressed issues concerning the risk to Khan’s life and have claimed {that a} goal killer has been employed to assassinate him.

On Saturday, PTI chief Fayyaz Chohan stated that “some people” have tasked a terrorist with assassinating Khan.

“I have details that some people have ordered a terrorist named ‘Cochi’ in Afghanistan to assassinate PTI Chairman Imran Khan,” the former provincial minister said in a tweet.

Khan, who was ousted from power in April through a no-trust vote, has been claiming that the no-trust motion against him was the result of a “foreign conspiracy” because his independent foreign policy and funds were being channelled from abroad to oust him from power. He has named the US as the country behind the conspiracy, a charge denied by Washington.

Last month, Khan claimed that there was a threat to his life, following which he recorded a video of the characters behind the “conspiracy” towards his authorities, and if one thing occurs to him, it will likely be launched.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had directed the Interior Ministry final month to supply foolproof safety to Khan at his house in Islamabad and through political rallies.

Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in December 2007 in a gun and grenade assault whereas campaigning for upcoming parliamentary elections in Rawalpindi.