PTI changes Sialkot rally venue after police crackdown, arrests

PTI changes Sialkot rally venue after police crackdown, arrests

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SIALKOT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to change venue of public rally to VIP ground after police crackdown on party workers and arrest of Usman Dar.

PTI Punjab President Shafqat Mahmood said at a press conference with other party leaders that their peaceful party workers were tortured by the police and claimed that the police action was in Kawahaya · · Khawaja ASIF was launched.

The former minister strongly condemned the arrest of PTI leaders and workers, asked them to release immediately, and reiterated that they would be held in the city anyway.

The PTI leader said that they want to exercise their rights in a democratic manner and asked government to come to senses. He added that government is bent on using force and warned that government will be responsible if something untoward happens.

Earlier, police arrested PTI leader Usman Dar and after a scuffle broke out between PTI workers and police at the venue of PTI chief Imran Khan’s public meeting.

Police entered the venue of PTI public meeting claiming that the district administration had not allowed the party to hold public meeting at CTI Ground in Sialkot.

Upon resistance by PTI workers, police resorted to tear gas shelling and baton-charge in an effort to disperse PTI workers.

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