PTI Karachi leadership, hundreds of workers booked over violent protests
Karachi: Karachi police registered five cases in as many police stations against former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Alamgir Khan Masood, opposition leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh, MPA Firdous Shamim Naqvi and over 500 workers. Among those booked were also MPA Shahnawaz Jadoon and city Vice President Masroor Siyal. PTI’s Karachi leadership and workers had taken to streets on Tuesday evening in protest against possible arrest of party Chairman Imran Khan. During multiple demonstrations, they had blocked vehicular traffic at 15 points of city.
Case was registered against Haleem Adil Sheikh, Daulat Khan, Umar Khan and 150 others on behalf of Sachal Police Station.
According to FIR, Sheikh along with 150 others blocked vehicular traffic near Al-Asif Square. They pelted stones on police, vandalised police vans and damaged public and private properties.
Another FIR was registered at North Nazimabad Police Station on behalf of state against 13 PTI workers for ransacking public and private property during protest.
Aziz Bhatti Police also registered case against former PTI MNA Alamgir Masood, MPA Firdous Shamim and 31 others on behalf of state on charges of attacking police personnel, ransacking public and private properties and blocking vehicular traffic on University Road.
Shah Lateef Police also lodged case against PTI Karachi Vice President Masroor Siyal, Saeed Afghani, Qalandar Masood, Qazi Zafar, Naimat Swati, Ehsan Khattak, Tawus Khan, Ghulam Mustafa and others for blocking both tracks sides of National Highway at Quaidabad. Constables Mujahid Hussain and Nazeer Ali sustained injuries.
Case against MPA Shahnawaz Jadoon, Tariq Jadoon and 90 others was also registered at Docks Police Station for blocking flow of traffic and damaging public properties during protest in Keamari.
Published in The Daily National Courier, March, 16 2023
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