Former Pakistani PM shot in ‘assassination attempt’

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      Passionate Progressive
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      Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot and injured as he spoke during a protest march outside the town of Gujranwala on Thursday. Khan, who was rushed to the hospital after the incident, has been attempting to mount a political comeback after being ousted from power in April.

      As Khan spoke to his supporters from the back of a truck, a gunman in the crowd opened fire. According to reports from different media outlets, the former PM was either hit in the foot or the leg. 

      Khan was rushed to a hospital in Lahore, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) away. One of Khan’s aides, Raoof Hasan, told AFP that the former leader is in “stable condition.” 

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      ozoneman
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      I’m sad to hear this news, as I was when Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.

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      Joe Shlabotnik
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      But since it didn’t kill him, it will make him more of a righteous force in the public eye.

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        But having said that, I can’t keep from wondering why it was a botched job….I mean it’s not like the men in black don’t have a lot of experience in successfully conducting this kind of thing….

        The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

        It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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