Imran Khan, a former prime minister of Pakistan, was shot in the foot.

In Islamabad. Imran Khan, the head of Pakistan's opposition, was lightly hurt after being shot in the foot during a protest march on Thursday, according to party sources.

On a truck carrying the former prime minister and many other party officials who were taking part in a protest caravan, a shooter opened fire. 

A large group of Khan's followers were marching close to the eastern Pakistani city of Wazirabad when the attack took place.

Asad Umar, a senior member of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, told the local Pakistani network ARY News that although Khan had been struck in the foot, his condition was stable.

The former leader, according to him, is receiving medical care in Lahore. Besides Khan, five to six other party leaders who were riding on a truck with him also suffered injuries. One individual is in critical condition, he said.

A prominent member of Khan's party, Fawad Chaudhry, tweeted after the attack, "It was a carefully planned assassination attempt on Imran Khan, the assassin planned to assassinate Imran Khan" and his party leadership.

The culprit claimed that he shot Khan because loud music was playing during the march at the same time as the Muslim call to prayer, which is seen as disrespectful by many devout Muslims.

I tried to murder him. In the footage that was aired by numerous Pakistani news sites, the man added, "I genuinely tried to murder him, just and only Imran Khan and no one else. 

He implied that the attack was not premeditated by saying, "It was my impulsive decision." "There is nobody behind me, and nobody was with me. No one came with me, so I was acting alone.

According to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, "The gunman has disclosed the reasons why he wanted to kill Khan and there is no need to include politics in this problem. "