Demanding ‘justice’: Clash with PTI workers condemned

Published: April 15, 2012
Awami Party Pakistan claims that its members were attacked by PTI workers with sticks, bricks, metal bars and knives. PHOTO: SHAHERYAR POPALZAI/FILE

Awami Party Pakistan claims that its members were attacked by PTI workers with sticks, bricks, metal bars and knives. PHOTO: SHAHERYAR POPALZAI/FILE


The Awami Party Pakistan (APP) condemned the clash between its workers and those of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) during a Baisakhi festival in Layya.

In a statement issued by APP leaders on Saturday, the party demanded of the Punjab government to take action against the PTI workers who allegedly assaulted four members of APP during the “peaceful Baisakhi celebrations”, said the statement.

The party claims that its members were attacked by PTI workers with sticks, bricks, metal bars and knives.

It also claims that the PTI workers were led by their local leaders.

The statement said that two injured persons were admitted to the district headquarter hospital Layya, while the remaining two were shifted to Nishtar Hospital, Multan, for treatment.

A case was registered with the police against 12 PTI workers, of whom one has been arrested, the statement added.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (29)

  • Falcon
    Apr 15, 2012 - 9:58AM

    That’s sad. Not typical of PTI. PTI top leadership should take notice of it and take necessary steps to prevent this from happening again.


  • Adil
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:09AM

    Haha. It’s just the beginning :P


  • saeed
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:25AM

    ET there was a PTI worker KILLED by JUI F in Bannu…did you noticed that…how far you guys will go to protect your status co…a worker of PTI gets killed and no one noticed it..and when there is a small brawl in a remote town of Pakistan it comes on the main page of your website….Its really suffocating to see this kind of journalism…


  • bilal
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:34AM


    I am sure that this is just a propaganda to stop PTI tsunami and why PTI will do it with APP (never heard about this political party). They should stand aside and fight against the injustice of the ruling political parties


  • Insider
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:39AM

    And where is the news of the HUGE jalsas of Bhakkar (12th April) and Chichawatni (13th April). ET, please stop this lopsided journalism, for crying out loud.


  • faraz
    Apr 15, 2012 - 10:59AM

    hahaha ….it seems to appear cell set up by noora league to counter PTI is working really well dese days…

    dere media cells r investing alot on journlist lik dis one every day we coming thorugh by such senseless & baseless allegations …..


  • ahmed
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:12AM

    this is the change they will bring,it is clear this is not IK’s party anymore.


    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:16AM

    lol why on earth PTI would do this to APP ?? its a gimmick and a laughing stock to hear that this APP is blaming PTI to get the media attention.


  • farhan
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:43AM

    hahah look at the PTI folks, yar tum log itna rotay kyn ho. Just ask your leadership to take action on it. Its supporters like you because of which parties end up in group of opportunists


  • saif
    Apr 15, 2012 - 11:53AM

    What is APP? I heard it for the 1st time! Yeh ET has discovered something new for propaganda against PTI..


  • Salman Zafar
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:04PM

    Express didn’t even reported jalsas of Bhakar and Chichawatni… where tens of thousands of people were present….

    and huh … a claim by another party… is making headlines here…

    EXPRESS……………….. u really rockkk……


  • Pakistani first
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:06PM

    ET is a very good newspaper.Recommend

  • True Muslim Paki
    Apr 15, 2012 - 12:34PM

    Am a PTI supporter & iask What’s wrong in this? Almost every political party in Pakistan have their own heavily armed militant groups. This is truth everyone knows. PTI, also needs one, otherwise it’s very difficult to face election.
    It’s important for PTI to rope in groups which have same ideology like DPC which can provide armed support. Also, DPC has lots of supporters & sympathizers all over punjab & sindh whose votes addup. The other import aspect is when PTI & DPC align together, the establishment will also support PTI. Now, there is a division of votes between MQM, PML N & PPP. It’s a win win situation. Inshallah, PTI will win the next election.
    Who won’t vote will be the minorities because Imran is a Sunni & that won’t matter!


  • Zoaib
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:06PM

    I think journalistic ethics demand that the PTI version should also have been given. This seems to be a one-sided story.


  • Aley
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:26PM

    Be ready for these displays of Vigilantism by PTI…sasta aur fauri insaf….


  • Tariq
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:32PM

    where is journalist etics…one sided story……….ET really becoming a crap day by day..


  • Blithe
    Apr 15, 2012 - 1:55PM


    PTI lack tolerance.
    We see that every day with there insulting comments.

    Grow up!!!


  • MarkH
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:27PM

    @True Muslim Paki:
    PTI relies on the image and claims of being different. That’s why the “everyone else does it too” excuse can’t be used.


  • MarkH
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:28PM

    @Salman Zafar:
    Was he just being redundant at them as usual? That’s not really news after the first or second time.


  • Atif Razzaq
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:40PM

    In PAKISTAN there is no value of human like if we are in pakistan
    some body will kill……
    or kill by using drugs …..
    or target killing…………..
    or fight between the parties you will kill………………
    unfortunatly this is the value of human being in our country.


    I strongly wish that i bring all pakistanies people here in UAE and show them that please open your mind and control your patience like here we are living and people are enjoying although this is not our country.
    Strongly wish that Good government come in Pakistan who is able to solve the problem and takecare of the people Like here in UAE the great Sheikh Zayed set the example


  • Amjad
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:46PM

    ET !!! gimme a break now for the last time i am asking you to post my comment.

    I belong to peshawar and we ran a campaign for our 5 ISF students targeted with Pistol. Five of ISF members shot down in Peshawar 10 days back. we made the news viral and sent link to every news channel/news anchor on twitter and facebook. Non of the channel got it covered.. those 5 harmless students were shot by non other than PPP led student organization.

    Shameful indeed, you guys come up with every single rumor about PTI, no matter if its true or just a baseless news. what is the standard of news reporting in ET any ways?


  • Yaqub
    Apr 15, 2012 - 2:50PM

    typical styles of journalism at work. Recommend

  • Fareed
    Apr 15, 2012 - 3:41PM

    ;-) Like it or not. Bad reputation is still reputation and if ET is going this way its good for PTI. And my guess is, ET is doing this on purpose ! Be happy.


  • Pakistani
    Apr 15, 2012 - 4:23PM

    And the people who comment in favor of PTI I salute with the bottom of my heart. You guys are the true supporter and liberals who will appreciate each and every barbaric act of PTI because it is led by your idol IK..
    Wake Up! A nation cannot be run by a single man himself. it requires a proper system, strategy and teamwork. And these are the points where PTI lacks for sure,
    IK Sahib Please maintain your party workers first then start thinking to maintain the country,


  • Imran Arif
    Apr 15, 2012 - 4:25PM

    Grow up? Do you mean that they should become stubborn and ‘dheeth’ to whatever people say to them and don’t defend themselves when they are provoked? :) I guess you’ve grown up well. Insulting comment ? My apologies ;)


  • True Muslim Paki
    Apr 16, 2012 - 5:25AM

    @Amjad Bhai. I agree with you. The media in our country is anti imran. The political parties have armed groups & PTI also needs one. I think DPC will fit perfectly with PTI.


  • Taz
    Apr 16, 2012 - 8:14AM

    PTI balochistan official has been killed by opponents. I guess that news was not worth publishing, rather this news is much more important.


  • MAD
    Apr 16, 2012 - 11:09AM

    fake news. some ANP supporter goes around making a statement and ET portrays it as fact.


  • Ahmed HM
    Apr 16, 2012 - 12:08PM

    ET at its best ! They tend to report whatever they hear against PTI !


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