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Shehbaz Gill terms road mishap an assassination attempt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former special assistant to Prime Minister Shahbaz Gill on Thursday termed his road accident an assassination attempt but did not blame someone for it.

Gill sustained minor injuries in a road accident on the Lahore-Islamabad motorway when his car overturned.

 Without naming anyone, Gill wrote on his official Twitter handle that his car was chased and deliberately hit “under a plot”.

“I will continue to stand by Imran Khan… I want to tell the nation that they will also attack Khan. They will try to silence us at all costs,” he added.

The former special assistant was traveling to Islamabad from Lahore. According to reports, motorway police officials have arrived on the scene.

Four individuals, who are yet to be identified, were travelling with Gill earlier today when their car met with an accident on the motorway. Sources privy to the matter have mentioned that all passengers sustained minor injuries and had been immediately shifted to the nearest hospital.

Gill was recently named in the FIR registered under the blasphemy law over the Masjid-e-Nabwi incident.

The FIRs were lodged on Sunday against former premier Imran and other top leaders of the party in Faisalabad and other cities of Punjab over their alleged involvement in the incident in Masjid-e-Nabwi, where some Pakistani pilgrims shouted slogans against the new government and ridiculed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the federal ministers.

However, the Islamabad High Court on May 2 had passed an order stopping the government from arresting Gill, who is Imran’s chief of staff, on his return from the United States. Gill returned to Pakistan yesterday.

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