LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan — who suffered bullet injuries in Wazirabad during his long march last year — has been advised “complete rest” by a medical board of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust hospital, sources told Geo News on Wednesday.
The doctors warned that if the deposed prime minister does not rest then his leg may "swell", the official — on the condition of anonymity — also said. Khan was voted out via a no-confidence in the National Assembly in April last year.
“Swelling is a sign of threat and he may require another surgery in such a scenario,” said the sources within the medical board. It also advised the PTI chief from avoiding moving unnecessarily and not to put pressure on his affected leg.
On November 3 of last year, Khan was injured in a gun assault in Punjab's Wazirabad when the PTI chief, standing atop his container with other PTI leaders, was leading the anti-government long march towards Islamabad. He received gunshot injuries to the leg.
A day after the attack, on November 4, Khan issued a video statement from the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore, in which he said: “These injuries are caused by four bullets that hit me.” But a few days later, on November 7, Khan told CNN that the doctors “took out three bullets.”
The PTI chief has been embroiled in over a hundred cases since he was ousted from power last April via a no-confidence motion.
After sustaining injuries, the PTI chief sought relief on medical grounds and skipped a number of court appearances.
Reacting to the development, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah took a jibe at the former premier, alleging that a fake report was secured from Shaukat Khanum Hospital to avoid court appearances.
"The advice of 10-day rest is actually an advice to avoid cases, the election petition was also to avoid lawsuits, the assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were also dissolved to avoid lawsuits. After the bucket, box, dust bin, Shaukat Khanum's false report has been presented,” said the interior minister.
Sanaullah said that as soon as the court ordered Khan to appear before the police, the report was presented as a “medical excuse”.
“Imran Niazi has to answer in Toshakhana, Tyrian ……and other theft cases,” said the minister. When the “garbage can” did not work, then the excuse of “complete rest” is being used to avoid court appearances and not give answers.
Vacations in public and private schools to commence on December 18
“Don’t worry, he will not release water in future,” Gen Munir says
Caretaker government can only address day-to-day affairs, remarks judge
PTI chairman raises concerns regarding arrests and successive registration of cases "denying" his supporters right to...
PPP chairman also calls for burying politics of hatred and division at Quetta rally
Sindh educational institutions will observe winter vacation from December 22 to 31