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Karachi: Shahrah-e-Faisal turns into battle ground as PTI workers clash with police

PTI workers gathered at the Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi and other areas of the city to protest against the attack on party chairman Imran Khan.

PTI supporters are holding protests in cities across the country against the assassination attempt on Imran Khan.

In Karachi, as protesters tried to enter the Red Zone, a clash was observed between the angry mob and the police.

Karachi Police also used tear gas, and baton charges to disperse PTI supporters at Shahrah-e-Faisal.

Visuals from earlier in the day show traffic jams, with vehicles including ambulances trapped on the roads.

 

 

Meanwhile,  PTI leadership has called out PPP’s Sindh govt and Bilawal Zardari for shelling at peaceful protestors” at Shahrah-e-Faisal.

PTI on its official Twitter handle also shared a screenshot from a TV channel’s stream and stated that protesters were hit by sticks.

Twitter timeline is laden with video clips showing the situation of PTI protesting in Karachi.

 

As reported, following the attack on Imran Khan a number of workers, including women, held a march from PTI’s office, called Insaf House, to Shahrah-e-Faisal and staged a sit-in on the main Nursery bus stop on Thursday night.

The protest led to a complete blockade of the track between Karachi airport and Metropole Hotel, causing traffic jams on other roads leading to Shahrah-e-Faisal and hundreds of vehicles turned to the service lanes and streets of the neighborhood in PECHS area.

A more or less similar situation was witnessed at the Five Star intersection in North Nazimabad, the Power House intersection in North Karachi, Hub River Road, Shah Faisal Colony, Sohrab Goth, Qayyumabad, and Teen Talwar, Clifton areas of Karachi.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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