The gun attack on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Wazirabad triggered street protests in Karachi on Saturday. While Mr Khan suffered wounds in his legs, several of his close associates were also hit in the burst for an automatic weapon. A number of workers, including women, held a march from PTI’s office, called Insaf House, to Sharea Faisal and staged a sit-in on main Nursery bus stop after 5pm.
A senior leader of PTI Karachi chapter and MPA Shahzad Qureshi said that there was a spontaneous reaction from people across the city though the party had announced protests at only five major points. “But the people are coming out of their homes and taking to streets on their own and within no time we are witnessing protest at around a dozen places of Karachi where a number of people, including women and children, are registering their protest against attack on their beloved leader in a peaceful manner,” he said.