PS-114 by-poll violence: PPP, PTI trade allegations on Twitter

Published: July 9, 2017
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Party workers claim violence being carried out by their opponents. PHOTO: twitter.com/MaleehaManzoor

Party workers claim violence being carried out by their opponents. PHOTO: twitter.com/MaleehaManzoor

As polling began on Sunday for Karachi’s PS-114 amid strict security, the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took to Twitter to accuse each other of attacking their party activists.

While the polling process remained largely peaceful at several polling stations, clashes were reported at a polling station in Chanesar Goth where a PTI polling agent was allegedly beaten up by some PPP activists. However, the situation was brought under control after paramilitary Rangers’ intervention.

The PPP claimed that that its activists Farhan Sultan and Azhar Aziz were thrashed by PTI men.

Polling underway in Karachi PS-114 amid tight security arrangements

Rangers chief Maj-Gen Muhammad Saeed said two suspects were taken into custody for possessing weapon and rigging, adding that the constituency remained peaceful apart from a scuffle which broke out at the Government Boys Secondary School, Chanesar Goth.

Here are some of the tweets posted by activists of both PPP and PTI, claiming violence and rigging being carried out by their opponents:

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