BREAKING: Imran Khan shot and wounded

Former Pakistani prime Minister Imran Khan

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot and wounded when his convoy was attacked in the country’s east, multiple local news channels have said.

Cordelia Lynch, who was at the scene, said a Sky News producer was standing close to Khan soon after the injured politician emerged from his container after the shooting.

Khan was rushed away from the scene and his supporters said he had survived the assassination attempt.

The former cricketer - who has been pushing for new elections after being ousted from power in April - has been delivering fiery speeches at gatherings across the country.

He was six days into a march from Lahore to Islamabad in his drive to bring early elections to the country, pushing for radical change, when the shooting took place.

Large crowds had gathered to hear him speak - and Lynch said she had just interviewed him at the scene about threats of violence during which he described the march as a "peaceful" protest - when there was a "sudden commotion".

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