According to insiders, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is ready to leave his months-long residency in Lahore and return to his hilltop mansion, Bani Gala, as political activity increases ahead of elections.
Even though the former prime minister, who is recovering from gunshot wounds, will need a few more days to recover, insiders claim Imran will return to his usual residence shortly.
“Imran Khan’s leg injury needs a few more days to heal completely, as soon as the leg heals, he will move from his Lahore’s Zaman Park residence for Bani Gala.”
Meanwhile, security measures are being implemented at his Bani Gala residence. Two distinct bulletproof rooms have been established for the PTI leader, and bullet-resistant glass has been put in the windows.
Private security professionals have also been ordered to secure the property to protect the former premier, who has expressed worries that his life is in danger and that schemes to retaliate against him are being devised.
Furthermore, according to the PTI’s declaration on Sunday that it will compete in the by-elections for 33 National Assembly seats, Imran Khan will contest for every seat that is up for grabs.
PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi speaks at a press conference after the party’s core committee meeting in Lahore:
“There was a long discussion and debate, and the party decided that it would participate in the by-polls for the 33 seats.”
He further said:
“Imran would be the party’s sole candidate on all 33 NA seats and lawmakers earlier elected on those seats would submit paperwork as “covering candidates”. “So we have decided to participate in the polls.”
Imran Khan’s convoy was attacked in Wazirabad while leading a protest march toward Islamabad to demand early elections.
He was hospitalised at Shaukat Khanum Hospital for gunshot wounds to his legs.