Dawood Ahmed:

ISLAMABAD: Protest turned violent in Faizabad Islamabad as protesters clashed with baton-wielding policemen. Police resorted to tear gas to disperse the Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) supporters protesting against an assassination attempt on former premier Imran Khan.

The Islamabad police have said that it is identifying “miscreants” and will take legal action against them with the help of the Rawalpindi police. Police pushed back the protesters towards Rawalpindi. The PTI supporters were trying to enter Islamabad.

Baton-wielding policemen fired tear gas to disperse the PTI supporters and arrested some workers.

The police also pointed out that young children were present during protests and requested parents to stop their children from becoming involved in any “illegal activities”. PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has shared what was discussed during the meeting of the party’s senior leadership in Lahore. PTI Chairman Imran Khan chaired the meeting.

“According to the initial reports, there was more than one attacker,” Fawad said in a series of tweets. Fawad also said that the leadership termed the attack “a prelude to a well-thought-out conspiracy” and mentioned the names of three government and military officials to be the “masterminds” behind the attack.

The leadership expressed disappointment at IG Punjab’s performance and demanded his immediate replacement. Fawad also declared that the “Haqeeqi Azadi protest” will continue.

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