Islamabad(May 08, 2018): Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Imran Khan has condemned attack over Party’s camp in Karachi by PPP on Tuesday.
According to the details, Imran Khan strongly condemned attack over PTI’s Camp in Karachi yesterday night by PPP, termed it fear of the ruling party of Sindh from PTI.
Strongly condemn the attack on PTI workers by PPP at our jalsagah camp in Karachi yesterday. Sindh govt must take action against those who used violence against our workers. Strong arm tactics by PPP reflects their fear of PTI’s rising popularity in Sindh.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 8, 2018
Earlier, the city’s University Road become battlefield after workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) met clash over a venue dispute for their May 12 rallies.
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PPP and PTI now are in a verbal dispute after a clash between the activists of both the parties that turned Hakeem Saeed playground into a battlefield over organising a rally on May 12 at the same venue.
As per details, PPP and PTI workers clashed with each other late on Monday after the local leadership of both the parties kicked off the campaign to mobilize their workers to participate to make their May 12 event successful.The clash broke out as the leaders of the two parties were at loggerheads to hold the event at Hakeem Saeed Shaheed Ground adjacent to Urdu University, and no one was willing to back off from their position.
The clash erupted when workers of the two parties came face to face and chanted slogans against each other. The situation got tense after the activists of PTI and PPP pelted stones and used sticks against each other, gunshots were also fired that created panic among the local residents of the area. Dozens of workers of both the parties were reportedly injured in the clash and several vehicles were set on fire.When police failed to control the situation, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and PTI leader Faisal Vawda reached the venue and urged the workers to stay peaceful to bring the situation under control by demonstrating patience to avoid chaos.
Later heavy contingent of police and rangers were called in the area to disburse the angry mob and they removed the camps of both the parties following the directives of Interior Minister. The situation was brought under control and roads were opened for traffic.Addressing a press conference hours after clash, PPP Karachi division President Saeed Ghani, said that they had given application to the district administration on May 4 to hold rally while PTI approached on May 7 to organize gathering at same venue, adding that PTI was creating unnecessary controversy over the issue.
While alleging MQM for creating law and order at the venue, He further said that PTI has inherited some elements from MQM who with PTI activists injured 21 workers of PPP and torched their vehicles, alleging that PTI is adopting MQM’s way of politics.
However, PTI leader Ali Zaidi in a separate presser alleged PPP leadership for creating the chaos, saying PPP Karachi leadership brought gang war elements from Lyari and different parts of the city to attack PTI workers, adding that police were supporting them.Zaidi alleged PPP leader Najmi Alam for provoking his workers to attack PTI camp, adding that PPP leader was intoxicated and brought Lyari gang war criminals to attack on PTI workers.
Later, Zaidi with dozens of PTI activists approached Aziz Bhatti Police Sattion to lodge FIR against PPP leadership, including its Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah, PPP’s Karachi president Saeed Ghani and other leaders.
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May 12, when the rallies are scheduled to be held, is also observed as ‘black day’ following a series of violent clashes between workers of different political parties in 2007 in the metropolis.