Imran Khan: Former Pakistan PM says he was shot four times as he reveals extent of injuries

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has revealed details of his attack after he was shot during a rally in an address to the nation.

Mr Khan said he was shot four times, with two bullets hitting each of his legs, during a protest march in Pakistan on Thursday.

Describing his injuries, a doctor in the room said he was hit "on the right thigh [with] two bullets" and on "the left thigh two bullets" - adding that his "left tibia was fractured".

The doctor said there was a fracture on Mr Khan's right leg and near the main artery there were some bullet fragments.

"If it was hit there, there would have been a lot of bleeding," he said.

"We took these four bullet fragments out but they did not touch any major structures."

Mr Khan said two shooters tried to assassinate him and they killed one person and injured 11 others.

Without providing evidence, he accused Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and intelligence official Major-General Faisal Nasser of orchestrating the attack.

Mr Sharif's government rejected the allegations and Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb dismissed them as a "pack of lies".

The media wing of Pakistan's military called the allegations baseless and irresponsible.

"The government of Pakistan has been requested to investigate the matter and initiate legal action against those responsible for defamation and false accusations against the institution and its officials without any evidence whatsoever," the military's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Mr Khan added: "Once I recover, I will once again come onto the streets."

The former prime minister gave an interview to Sky News two hours before he was shot in which he said he was hopeful there would not be violence during his march across the country.

Asked if the prospect of violence worried him, he said: "I've been on the road for six months now, what I've seen I'm confident that I will be able to direct it through elections. I will be able to direct this through elections and bring about a change. But the other possibility is, you would not want it to go the other way."

Footage from the scene captured what local media is citing as the gunman, who appeared to escape as members of the public tried to take the weapon off him.

Police are questioning the alleged attacker, who appeared in a video saying he carried out the shooting and acted alone.

The cricketing hero-turned-politician - who has been calling for new elections since he was ousted from power in April - has been delivering impassioned speeches at gatherings across the country.

He was six days into a march from Lahore to Islamabad in his push for radical change when the shooting took place.

Following the shooting, Mr Khan's supporters staged nationwide protests, blocking key roads in major cities and sometimes clashing with police.

His party has called for the protests to continue until its demand for political change in Pakistan is met.

"Today, after Friday prayers, there will be protests across the country, which will continue until Imran Khan's demand is met," Asad Umar, a close aide of Mr Khan, tweeted.

Mr Sharif, Mr Khan's successor, condemned the shooting and has ordered an immediate investigation.