Clash in PP-167 Lahore by-polls: Police arrest 15 PTI workers

By: News Desk
Published: 07:02 PM, 19 Jun, 2022
Clash in PP-167 Lahore by-polls: Police arrest 15 PTI workers
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Lahore police have registered a case of the clash between ruling Nawaz League and rival Tehreek-e-Insaf at the Allah Ho Chowk and started arrest of the workers of the later on Sunday.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Shabbir Gujjar has said that his party's central election campaign office in Johar Town is raided by Lahore police and arrests 15 workers.

The PTI leader Khalid Gujjar has said that his nephew Adil Gujjar has received a bullet in his head during the PML-N attack and an application has been submitted to the police station in this regard.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, both the political parties have indulged in a scuffle in PP-167 Lahore by-elections which led to the firing and club beating in which 6 people got hurt.

A brawl broke out between two by-election groups of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf at Allah Ho Chowk, Johar Town, Lahore on the issue of taking down PTI’s banners from the constituency.

The activists of both parties became livid and opened fire on each other. Some started beating members of the rival group with clubs. As a result, some activists got hurt.

PML-N’s candidate Nazir Chohan and PTI candidate Khalid Gujjar accused each other of starting firing. 

PML-N candidate Chohan who was a former MPA alleged that activists of the opponent party opened fire on his car.

Police said that Mr Chohan was narrowly escaped in the firing incident while his son Muaz was hurt during the clash. Their guard also got injured when he was beaten up with clubs by the rival party’s activists. 

Mr Chohan said that those who opened fire immediately fled the scene. 

On the other hand, Khalid Gujjar said that Mr Chohan was unloading flex banners in front of his party’s office. He alleged that the PML-N candidate hit the PTI workers with his car, then injured his son and tried to take photographs. He said three of the PTI workers got hurt in the scuffle.

He said his son’s condition was good and he was receiving medical treatment at Jinnah Hospital. He further said that the injured party workers were also getting medical treatment.

Later, the police registered a case on the statement of the Assistant Sub Inspector instead of the parties. The Lahore police have identified PTI workers and started arrests. Police transferred the arrested PTI workers to some unknown location for investigation.

Reporter: Ali Akbar