The US has urged all political parties in Pakistan to show tolerance. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said such actions are not desirable in politics. Meanwhile, India said that it is keeping a close watch on the overall situation, though it did not respond. However, Saudi Arabia has announced to stand by.
Ever since the attack on Imran Khan during Haqiqi Azadi long march on Thursday, netizens have been on social media. Pakistan is now the number one trending topic on Twitter. People from all walks of life, including Nobel laureate Malala Yusuf Zai, the country’s biggest stars, current and former players, have strongly condemned the incident. At the same time, they wished Imran Khan’s speedy recovery.
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World leaders also responded immediately. In a condemnation message, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the attacks on Imran and his party leaders have no place in politics, society and democracy. The US State Department issued a statement urging all political parties to maintain peace. Many leaders of the UK’s ruling party, the Conservative Party, have strongly condemned the incident. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has also announced to stand by the people of Pakistan.
Arch-rival and neighboring country India has not yet officially reacted to the attack. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country said that they are closely monitoring this incident. However, while the Indian government remained silent, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti condemned it.