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LB elections 2nd phase: Political parties workers clash, 30 injured

LAHORE:  As many as 30 injured as a result of armed clash in different districts of Sindh and Punjab during the second phase of Local Bodies elections, while Police arrested 18 people during operations in different areas, whereas Rangers has been sought in Hyderabad after clash between political parties workers. Sheikhupura police tortured after arresting AbbTakk Cameraman Abid Bhatti over media coverage.

At least five people have been injured in armed clash between two groups during polling in Toba Tek Singh district of Punjab. Meanwhile, PTI general Councilor candidate Rana Waseem has been injured by firing in clash between PML-N and PTI workers in Cheecha Watni. A heavy contingent of police arrived the scene and controlled the situation, while the injured councilor has been shifted to hospital. Meanwhile, unidentified motorcyclists opened fire in UC-8 of Sahiwal, due to which a man has been injured, while polling process has been stopped after the incident, while two local elders prevented women to cast their votes in two Union Councils of Bhira area of Sargodha.

Meanwhile, six people have been injured in clash between PTI and PML-N supporters in UC-31 of Sheikhupura, while police arrested AbbTakk News Cameraman Abid Bhatti over, while he was performing his duty of media coverage. A man has been injured in clash between political parties workers in Gujranwala, while candidates supporters clashed at UC-2, Ward-8 of women polling station, after which administration sought military help to control the situation.

Meanwhile, the situation has become tensed after clash between political parties workers in UC-20 of Hyderabad city in Sindh, after which administration sought heavy contingent of police,  while the supporters of an independent candidate took out protest against Election Commission against wrong printing of election symbol, while Rangers also fired in air to disburse the protests.

Besides, PPP district General Secretary and Chairman candidate Aziz Memon threatened women Presiding officers in Islamia College of Badin district, on which Rangers arrested Aziz Memon.