Karachi police fire teargas, baton-charge PTI protestors

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Karachi police resorted to tear gas shelling and baton-charge to disperse Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) protestors on the arterial Sharea Faisal on Friday. PTI workers in large numbers gathered at Sharea Faisal near FTC Fly-over to protest against the gun attack on Imran Khan during the long march in Wazirabad. Heavy contingents of police force deployed at the arterial road to stop the advancement of the PTI protestors. Police officials tried to stop the PTI activists from holding their protest on the road.

The PTI workers refused the police call and started advancing on the Sharea Faisal after removing barricades. Later, the police started baton-charge and fired tear gas shells in an effort to disperse the PTI workers near Regent Plaza. The police officials also carried out aerial firing to stop the PTI workers. Many women and children were affected by the tear gas shelling. Several PTI workers including women were arrested by the Karachi police.

PTI Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Raja Azhar got injured due to a stampede after the police baton-charge. MPA Raja Azhar told media that he sustained injuries during police shelling and he was being shifted to Jinnah Hospital.

 

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