PTI worker dies, 11 injured in Faisalabad clashes
FAISALABAD (Dunya News) – At least one PTI workers died and 11 people including two police officers injured in clashes that erupted between workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) at Novelty Bridge area on Saturday.
PML-N workers opened fired critically injuring one of PTI workers, 25 year old Asghar Ali, who was shifted to Allied Hospital where he died succumbed to the injuries. According to the doctors the dead worker bore a bullet to the chest.
Unarmed police officers opened water cannons in order to disperse the protesters while only a few police guards bearing guns opened aerial firing to scatter the miscreants away.
A police constable bore injuries to the head and has been shifted to the hospital for medical assistance.
Not too many of PML-N workers are present at the sight of incident but are using arms against the protesters.
Here it is important to mention that the clashes are occurring in the constituencies of PML-N senior leaders Rana Sanaullah and Abid Sher Ali.
Workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took it to roads and blocked Milat Chowk and Naolati Chowk for traffic by burning tyres on Monday in the wake of lock down call by PTI.
Clash erupted between workers of PTI and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) who got into verbal confrontation when PML-N activists started throwing tomatoes and eggs at PTI workers in a bid to harass and disperse them. Police used water cannons in order to scatter away the protesters.
Imran Khan has repeatedly emphasized that they intend to stage a peaceful demonstration and should be allowed to do so as per their democratic and constitutional right.
PTI Spokesperson Shireen Mazari states:
Faisalabad police targeting PTI workers & letting PMLN Gullus run loose! See the difference: PTI workers unarmed; PMLN goons with dandas!— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) December 8, 2014
In their haste to target PTI, gullu mindsets of N incl its ldrs may actually aid lockdown of Faisalabad by their violence! N never thinks!— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) December 8, 2014
N goons of Abid Sher Ali & Rana Sanaullah with dandas attacking PTI workers & tearing PTI banners being given free hand by Faisalabad police— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) December 8, 2014
Faisalabad Protest: 1 Shaheed and 11 PTI Workers Injured - PML-N opened straight fire. Dunya News #StateTerrorism— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) December 8, 2014
Killer of 14 in Model Town Rana Sanaulla kills another political worker in Faisalabad. Friend of RayDavis Shahbaz Sharif masterminding show.— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) December 8, 2014