Social media reacts to PPP-PTI rally clash

The hashtags #KarachirejectsPTI and #کراچی_مانگے_انصاف were trending on the social media platform...


News Desk May 08, 2018
The hashtags #KarachirejectsPTI and #کراچی_مانگے_انصاف were trending on the social media platform Twitter PHOTO COURTESY: TWITTER

The city of lights witnessed massive clashes between rival political parties attempting to secure Gulshan-e-Iqbal's Hakeem Saeed Ground for their political gathering due on May 12.

With more than a dozen injured with at least two gunshot victims - an SHO and a journalist - the rift between Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) caused panic in the city all day long.

Senior representatives of both parties laid claim to the ground with PPP flaunting a NOC for the venue while PTI workers took to the ground to set up camps. The inevitable face-off was quick to reach social media, whereon it continues to conflagration.

PTI vs PPP: Karachi rally ground turns into battlefield

The hashtags #KarachirejectsPTI and  were trending on micro-blogging website Twitter.

Some termed PTI workers as conflict seekers



Some critiqued their coordination plan:



Some expressed renewed faith in PTI chief Imran Khan:



On the other hand, PPP supporters reminded peers about their party's enduring patronage and historic sacrifice:


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Some were quick to drag the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the chaos:



To which MQM-P leader raised a brow:



 

Few argued militant attitudes are a bigger problem than party loyalties:



Some called for basic civic sense



On ground or on social media, what's certain is that as the 12th of May approaches, the neighbourhood becomes a crucial constituency for swaying political support.

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