Violent protests in Pakistan
Karachi. After the attack on former Prime Minister Imran Khan, the crowd took to the streets and demonstrated. (violent demonstrations) The police then used tear gas and force and made several arrests. After the attack on Imran, the protests in Pakistan have turned violent. Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) burn tires outside the Governor House in Lahore. Sources say that gunshots were heard in Islamabad.
Protesters are raising slogans in support of Imran Khan. Sources say that many people have also targeted Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and have given him names like ‘dogs’. PTI is holding demonstrations in all major cities across Pakistan including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Quetta and Peshawar. Sources say that party supporters blocked important roads in Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, Karachi and other cities. He protested at Faizabad Interchange in Rawalpindi against the alleged assassination attempt a day ago.
Sources say that PTI workers have started gathering outside Allama Iqbal Park in Rawalpindi. Party MLAs Ali Nawaz and Khurram Nawaz are also said to be present at the venue. Islamabad police are firing tear gas shells in the area to disperse the protesters, who pelted stones at police and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel. Sources say that forces have arrested several PTI workers in Islamabad.
Protests against Rafiq Shah are going on in Bahawalnagar, while in Rajanpur, supporters are staging dharnas in Chowk Allahabad, Rojhan, Fazilpur and Jampur. Party workers and supporters gather at Thokar Niaz Baig where Senator Ejaz Chaudhary is leading the protest. Protesters gather at the motorway interchange in Peshawar. According to sources, they are raising slogans against the government and the army.
In Charsadda, PTI workers are protesting at Farooq Azam Chowk under the leadership of Provincial Law Minister Fazal Shakoor Khan. Activists blocked roads by burning tires and disrupting traffic.