Japan condemns Imran Khan assassination attempt

Tokyo: The Japanese government has condemned the attempt to assassinate Imran Khan during the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insa f (PTI)’s long march.

A statement released by the Japanese embassy said Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi sent a message concerning to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

The Japanese minister said that he was “deeply shocked and saddened by the shooting which took place on November 3 near Gujranwala”, which wounded Imran Khan wounded and killed one.

“I pray for the speedy recovery of Mr. Khan and those who are wounded. I also express my condolences to the victim and the bereaved family,” said Hayashi.

He stated that Japan resolutely condemns this act of violence against democracy and expresses its strong solidarity together with the government of Pakistan and the Pakistani people.