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Former prime minister Imran Khan’s accountability chief Shahzad Akbar has revealed that an unidentified man threw acid on his face at his home in the United Kingdom.
The incident took place in an area near London outside the former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader’s residence.
“Last evening, I was attacked at my address in England (where I am living in exile with my family) by unknown assailant/s who threw acidic liquid at me,” he wrote on his X handle.
Akbar said he is currently living in a small village outside of London where he shifted about 1.5 months ago. He said that his new address had been leaked.
The politician, who has been in self-exile in the UK, said that he was at home with his kids on Sunday when a delivery man wearing a helmet rang the doorbell.
He said that as soon as he opened the door, the man threw acid on him from a bottle, adding that one side of his face and body were injured by the acid.
Akbar further claimed that he called the police soon after the incident and the law enforcement officials reached his residence within five minutes. The former accountability chief said that he remained in the hospital for 10 to 11 hours after which he was taken back home.