Clashes between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Awami National Party workers were reported in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh, as well as between PTI and Pakistan People’s Party supporters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
On Sunday, voting for by-elections to fill eight seats in the National Assembly began in three provinces.
According to local media reports, there was an altercation between PPP and PTI workers in Malir Karachi. PTI MPA Bilal Ghaffar reportedly suffered injuries.
Ghaffar claimed, “PPP supporters pulled me to the ground, and 10 to 15 others threw bricks at me.”
He stated that the police failed to intervene on his behalf and accused PPP MPA Saleem Baloch of this altercation.
Sindh Minister of Labour and Human Resources Saeed Ghani said that Ghaffar attempted to sabotage the election out of fear that Imran Khan had been defeated in NA-237.
He further said that Imran’s camp has already begun to hunt for justifications for its impending defeat. Imran is feared to be leaving his ineffective organization following the humiliating loss in Karachi.
A PTI worker was also reportedly hurt earlier as a fight broke out in Shaheed Hasanain School. However, the on-site police officers quickly diffused the scene and detained both employees.
In another incident, the PTI mayor’s guard and the police got into a fight outside the Municipal Inter College in Peshawar.
The incident resulted in injury to a police officer. The culprit was detained by the police and taken to Faqirabad Police Station.
ANP and PTI polling agents also clashed outside a polling station and when the police arrived, they ordered the workers to vacate the area.
Two seats in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), four seats in Punjab, and two seats in Sindh are up for grabs in the by-elections, which got underway at 8:00am.