The charged workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) barged into Sindh House on Friday after breaking the main gate amid high political tensions in the country following the opposition’s submission of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
This comes just hours after PTI workers protested outside Sindh House in the federal capital’s Red Zone.
Outside Sindh House, PTI workers called for a sit-in. Demonstrators broke down the gate and stormed inside Sindh House, turning the protest into a bloodbath.
Faheem Khan, a PTI MNA from Karachi who was also present at the protest outside Sindh House, stated that the people voted for them because of Imran Khan, and that the deserters were traitors.
He also threatened members of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PTI) who were staying inside Sindh House.
Attaullah Khan, a PTI MNA, claimed that disgruntled PTI members were elected because of Imran Khan, and that the ruling party’s workers will pursue potential deserters.
He advised the deserters to return and apologise to the Prime Minister, adding that if they had any grievances, they should resign and run for election.
Police reacted quickly and arrested two PTI MNAs, Attaullah Niazi and Faheem Khan, as well as a number of others.
Sindh House hosts JUI-F volunteers.
Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) volunteers, on the other hand, have arrived at Sindh House to confront the charged PTI workers.
“Our volunteers will be present where there is lawlessness,” JUI-F spokesperson Aslam Ghauri said, adding that hooligan groups were being entered into the red zone under police surveillance.
PTI hooliganism, according to Ghauri, will be dealt with no matter what.
He ordered Rawalpindi and Islamabad workers to return to Islamabad as soon as possible, saying that the government would be held responsible if any workers were injured.