KARACHI: On Sunday, a first information report (FIR) was filed against 400-450 unidentified persons, including 13 locals, for rioting during the electoral rally of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Newsone reported, with the case including the clause of terrorism as well.
Earlier in the day, water-deprived citizens in Lyari’s Bihar Colony pelted stones at the PPP leader, with some disgruntled protesters resorting to vandalism and one of the rioter’s sticks breaking the windscreen of a vehicle in the caravan.
Angry protesters disrupted Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s electoral campaign in Lyari area of Karachi on Sunday.
The residents of Bihar Colony stopped Bilawal’s rally from travelling to Lyari and chanted slogans against him. Some disgruntled protesters also resorted to vandalism and broke the windows of a car, which was a part of PPP chief’s caravan.
Bilawal’s motorcade was eventually halted as his car started to heat-up, according to NewsOne.
Earlier in the day, Bilawal had reached Lyari and kicked off the party’s election campaign.
Senior PPP leader Imtiaz Taj while talking to Newsone said, the attackers were criminals and miscreants and wanted to sabotage the campaign.