JHELUM: At least eight Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers were injured when the party’s convoy was fired at in Garmala ahead of a rally in Jhelum today, Express News reported.
Workers and supporters had started gathering at the venue of the rally since the early hours of Sunday to hear their PTI chairman Imran Khan’s address.
The PTI has alleged that former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Chaudhry Nadeem Khadim’s men fired at the convoy,while on the other hand Khadim blamed the PTI for firing at his house first.
Speaking to Express News, the former PML-N MPA said, “They [PTI] started firing at my house.”
“We held a meeting with PTI and told them we will create no obstacles in their rally,” he said, adding, “However, today they fired at my house which is close to the rally avenue.”
Meanwhile, responding to Khadim’s allegations, PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi questioned whether his workers were injured or people in Khadim’s house.
“Did our people injure themselves?” Alvi questioned, holding the PML-N MPA responsible for the incident.
Alvi warned that the PML-N should “control its Gullu Butts.”
“They will try to create agitation and chaos before our rally in November 30,” Alvi alleged.
Imran has asked PTI workers to descend on Islamabad from across the country for his show of power in the federal capital on November 30.
Three suspects were arrested for firing at the PTI convoy. The men have been identified as Nassir, Talat and Kabeer.
Further, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has asked authorities to investigate the incident, a Punjab government spokesperson said.
As the PTI sit-in to overthrow the incumbent PML-N government continues in Islamabad, the PTI chairman has been holding rallies in different cities to spread his movement.
Watch a footage of the injured workers in the hospital:
Imran visits the injured
The PTI chief after addressing the party’s rally in Jhelum visited the injured workers at DHQ.
While an FIR has been lodged in Saddar police station, Imran asked the DPO Jhelum to arrest the culprits involved at the earliest.
PTI member Chaudhry Nadeem Akhtar along with other district office bearers accompanied Imran.