When Imran Khan’s assassination attempt was attempted, many PTI supporters took to the streets to protest.
According to the sources, there were clashes in Faizabad between PTI workers and police, who also used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
Several party activists were taken into custody by the FC from the Faizabad Bridge following the violent demonstration and conflicts.
The Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICT) claimed in a statement that the protesters had gathered in Rawalpindi at Faizabad. The protesters were throwing stones at the police, and the police were concerned that there may be armed people among them.
The PTI leadership had already said that after Friday prayers, Khan’s workers and supporters would begin protesting.
In addition to other major cities throughout Pakistan, the party is holding protests in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Malakand, Rajanpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzaffargarh, and Kohat.
To secure the dispersal of the demonstrators on Shahrah-e-Faisal, the police baton-charged them and fired tear gas shells at them.
Near Jinnah Hospital Mor, PTI supporters were holding protests over Khan’s attempted murder. The police also took other protestors, including women into custody.
The police finally dispersed the protestors and completely restored vehicular traffic on Shahrah-e-Faisal two hours after the clashes.
Earlier, because of the clashes, all types of traffic were blocked from using the lane between Jinnah Hospital Mor and the Metropole signal. Another track that connected the Metropole signal and the Saddar police station was also blocked.
Raja Azhar Khan, a PTI MPA, also suffered injuries as a result of the police’s stampede and baton charge on Shahrah-e-Faisal. He vowed to take SSP South to court.
He said, “Shelling and rubber bullets cannot lower our spirits.”
However, according to the police, between 300 and 500 demonstrators were making their way from the Christian cemetery in Gora Qabaristan toward Metropole. Despite many warnings, the demonstrators continued. Finally, to disperse the protesters near Jinnah Hospital Mor, the police used tear gas.