The Japanese government has condemned the attempt to assassinate Imran Khan during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’ (PTI) long march. A statement released by the Japanese embassy said Tokyo’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi sent a message concerning to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The Japanese minister said that he was “deeply shocked and saddened by the shooting which took place on November 3 near Gujranwala”, which wounded Imran Khan wounded and killed one. “I pray for the speedy recovery of Mr. Khan and those who are wounded. I also express my condolences to the victim and the bereaved family,” said Hayashi. He stated that Japan resolutely condemns this act of violence against democracy and expresses its strong solidarity together with the government of Pakistan and the Pakistani people. Earlier, the United States commented on the attack on Imran Khan, urging “all parties to remain peaceful and refrain from violence”. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also condemned the attack, calling it “unacceptable”, adding that “violence has no place in politics, in any democracy, or in our society”.