Canada Global (Web News) 4 people were killed and 27 were injured in skirmishes between police and protestors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) ahead of violent rallies against the detention of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) president Imran Khan.
Muhammad Asim, a spokesman for Lady Reading Hospital, confirmed that four deceased bodies had been delivered to the facility. The wounded have gunshot wounds to their hands and legs, and they are receiving emergency medical care, he continued.
On the second day, violent protests persisted around the nation in a number of locations. PTI activists have been detained by the Islamabad police 109 times so far, while the Sindh police say they have detained 270 persons. Numerous PTI employees have participated in the protests, which have been organised in important cities like Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Quetta.
Imran Khan’s release has been demanded by protesters, many of whom have been waving banners and placards criticising the detention. Many localities have implemented Section 144, which forbids assemblies and political activities, as a result of the protests. The ministry of interior claims that this action has been taken to preserve law and order.
Authorities have issued a warning that people who violate Section 144 will face legal consequences. This involves the use of force, if necessary, to scatter disobedient protesters. According to sources, police are carrying out searches to apprehend PTI employees and supporters.
The Punjab and KP governments responded by asking the army to assist the local police and administration in upholding law and order.