KARACHI: Famous televangelist, new member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Aamir Liaquat Hussain was allegedly severely beaten in a last night clash between Pakistan People’s Party and PTI over a venue dispute, as both parties are planning to hold political rally at the same venue on 12th May.
In Social Media, a video is viral showing Aamir Liaquat claiming that he went to resolve the dispute and bring both the parties into reconciliation mode, however he was welcomed by alleged mal-treatment by PPP workers, who tore his shirt buttons.
“I came here to bury the hatchet and resolve the dispute, but they welcomed me with torture, hurled abuses against me, so much so they tore my shirt. This is PPP who talks about giving ” Roti(bread), Kapra(Cloth), Makaan(Shelter), and this how they tore the cloth”, lamented Aamir while pointing towards his shirt.
The city’s University Road and petrol pumps on it were opened to traffic and public, respectively, following clash between workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had resorted to violence over a venue dispute for their May 12 rallies.
The two parties were at loggerheads after PTI and PPP announced to hold a public gathering at Hakeem Saeed Ground in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.
Workers belonging to both parties were involved in aerial firing and pelting stones at one another late Monday evening.
However, local police then evacuated the ground after workers of both parties resorted to violence.
Traffic on the University Road was affected following the clash. Two cars were set on fire in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
Clashing workers of PTI and PPP also vandalised motorcycles and cars parked at the Hakeem Saeed Ground premises in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal vicinity late Monday evening.
PTI leader Naeemul Haq, while talking to private news channel, said PPP had on purpose requested the deputy commissioner for the same venue. “If PPP will create tension now, the same is likely in the upcoming elections,” said Haq.
While speaking to journalists, PTI’s Ali Haider Zaidi claimed that the PPP pelted their party workers with stones and that Najmi Alam, who he asserted was intoxicated, had called 70 or 80 suspects of the infamous Lyari gang war.
While addressing reporters last night, Saeed Ghani, the head of PPP’s Karachi chapter, said the PTI had announced its rally at the Quaid’s Mausoleum but set up its camp across us in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
“The PTI had illegally set up camp in Hakeem Saeed Ground for three days. However, any political party that wants to hold a rally needs to follow rules,” he said.