'They can try again': Imran Khan says there is still a threat to his life.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said that there still remained a threat to his life even after the Wazirabad assassination attempt.

The PTI chief was injured during a gun attack while leading the party's long march in Punjab's Wazirabad on November 3. A PTI supporter, Moazzam Nawaz, was killed in the incident while 14 others, including the former premier, were wounded. The suspect was soon after arrested by the police.

Questioned about any lingering threat in an interview with France 24 today, Imran said: "Well, unfortunately, I do think they could try again. The threat [to my life] remains. Those people who wanted me to be eliminated [...] the reason they want me to be eliminated is that my party is by far the most popular party in Pakistan."

Imran said the PTI had won 75 per cent of the recent by-elections held in the country despite "all the other parties put together backed by the establishment". "We have swept the by-elections because people don't want these criminals who are ruling Pakistan right now," he said.

The PTI chief claimed he enjoyed "massive public support" and the only way "to get me out of the way is to eliminate me so I think there is still a threat".

He added that even though he would take more precautions now upon joining the party's long march to Islamabad, the fear of death would not stop him from "pursuing what I believe is a mission to fight for the rule of law in this country."

Imran said there were "political mafias and institutions" which were above the law, adding that it was the reason for the country's lack of progress.

"The threat of being killed is not going to stop me from resuming this mission."

DG ISI press conference

In response to a question about the press conference of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief last month, Imran said it was an "unadvisable" press conference, explaining that no ISI head should do a press talk.

"If I reply to it point by point then the institution of the army...

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