A large number of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf workers, including women and children, converged on the Numaish intersection to stage a protest against ‘assassination attempt’ on party chief and former prime minister Imran Khan.
Led by PTI Karachi president and MPA Bilal Ghaffar, they chanted slogans against the ‘imported government’ and demanded registration of an FIR against prime minister, the interior minister and a senior intelligence officer. Carrying placards and banners, they condemned the PPP government for using ‘brute force’ on Friday against a PTI rally in which police fired tear gas shells and used baton against PTI workers to stop them from entering the ‘red zone’. Addressing the protesters, Mr Ghaffar said the party had devised a peaceful plan of protest. “But the PPP used full police force to show brutality and provoke our workers,” he said. “They didn’t even care about women and elderly workers. But we remained peaceful.
This imported government is aware that people are with Imran Khan so they try to frighten us. But the time has changed, people have shed their fears, this use of force will not stop us.”