Lyari turns into a war front, Bilawal Bhutto’s election kick-off turns sour

KARACHI: Angry protesters disrupted Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s electoral campaign in Lyari area of Karachi on Sunday.

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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.

Women are said to have been carrying water in clay pots which were broken in front of the motorcade whilst they chanted ‘Paani do Vote Lo’ (Provide water first then get our vote).

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.

Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar who is a representative of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said, Ranger and Police must take due action and suppress the volatile situation and play their part, the rally will continue and go forth he expressed.

 

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