FAISALABAD: Violent clashes erupted between supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Faisalabad on Monday, ahead of Imran Khan’s call for a ‘shutdown’ of the city.
Khan is also scheduled to arrive in Faisalabad today in the afternoon. Khan has promised that the strike in Faisalabad is the first of a series to target major cities in the country after leading a months long demonstration in Islamabad, that shut down the city and sparked clashes.
His party has demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation over their accusation of fraud in the May 2013 election that brought him to power.
12:53 pm — Protesters to reach Rana Sanaullah’s home
PTI workers have threatened to take the body of deceased PTI activist Asghar to the residence of PML-N leader and former law minister Rana Sanaullah as a sign of protest, DawnNews reported.