Agitating PTI workers stage protest against assassination attempt on Imran Khan

Agitating PTI workers stage protest against assassination attempt on Imran Khan


Agitating PTI workers stage protest against assassination attempt on Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (Dunya News) – Thousands of agitating workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday took to the streets following the protest call by the party leaders after former prime minister Imran Khan, other party leaders were wounded in gunshots fired at the long march container.

It may be recalled that the firing incident happened during the long march reception camp at Allahwala Chowk in Wazirabad. District police officer Ghazanfar Ali said one person was killed and ten others were wounded in the attack.

A bullet hit his shin, the PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said. "Imran Khan and (party colleague) Faisal Javed received bullet wounds. A bullet hit IK’s shin. Both have been taken to hospital for treatment," Chaudhry said.

Fawad further said that three people were injured in the attack, including Senator Faisal Javed and Ahmad Chattha.

Imran Khan with later seen with a bandage on his right leg, just above the foot, according to reports and a blurry image. He was moved to another vehicle from his container truck, from where announcements were being made that he was safe.

Earlier, the alleged attacker in his initial confessional statement said that his only target was the former prime minister.

In his initial statement, the alleged attacker said that he suddenly decided to assassinate Imran Khan because he was misleading people. The attacker also said that no one is behind his act, adding that he has done this alone.

Faizabad and Murree Road

Hundreds of PTI workers converged at Murree Road and Faizabad areas of the twin cities and staged protest. The protesters blocked main roads causing massive traffic jams.

In a statement, Islamabad police said that some protesters have gathered at Rawalpindi’s Faizabad area carrying sticks, slingshots and stones, adding that the presence of armed people is also suspected among these protesters. The protesters pelted riot police with stones, the police confronted protesters and fired tear gas to disperse them. Police also said that the protesters also include children and urged the public to stop their children taking part in unlawful activities.


In Karachi, the citizens staged protest in several areas of the metropolis and chanted anti-government slogans which led to the arrest of several workers. The police baton-charged protesters and fired tear gas shells at the protesters on Shahrah-e-Faisal to ensure their dispersal.


In Hafizabad, workers protested against the assassination attempt on PTI chairman and shouted slogans against Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Shehbaz Sharif and blocked traffic in Fawara Chowk.


In Gujrat district, the charged crowd demonstrated in Lala Musa, Kharian, Sarai Alamgir and other areas and blocked main GT Road for traffic. The angry mob also blocked Shaheen Chow, Bypass Road for traffic causing severe traffic jam.


In Lahore, the PTI workers converged outside Governor House, chanted slogans against government and burn tyres. Police dispersed the protesters, however, the protesters were still present at The Mall and blocked road for traffic. They also tried to jump over the official residence s gate and threw burning tyres inside.


The Insaf Lawyers Forum staged demonstration and shouted anti-government slogans. Peshawar Bar Association President Ali Zaman led the protest in which the participants strongly condemned attack on former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and other long march participants.

The protesters said that the country’s constitution give them right to protest peacefully and Imran Khan is the most popular leader of the country. They said the PTI chairman won by-elections on seven seats without running a campaign.

Punjab Bar Council (PBC)

Punjab Bar Council also held protest demonstrations across the province and boycotted court proceedings. The statement said that the attack on the former PM is a failure of the institutions responsible for providing justice and security and the lawyers’ fraternity will not appear in courts in protest.