SWABI (APS) October 31, 2016– Law enforcers have subjected convoy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM), Pervez Khattak and activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to shelling of tear gas on Monday as they attempted to enter Punjab at motorway interchange to reach Islamabad for November 2 protest.
The incident took place at Swabi Interchange on the motorway.
Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Information, Mushtaq Ghani talked to Tv channel minutes into the clash and reported that the police had fired dozens of shells not discriminating among children and women.
He asserted that the federal government would have to explain the alleged torture on peaceful protesters.
It should be noted here that Chief Minister (CM) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak was part of the flock of party enthusiasts that was ‘attacked’.
Motorcade of the Chief Minister was also fired tear gas shells at by police.
The clash has come in two days ahead of PTI’s purported lockdown of the federal capital against premier Nawaz Sharif’s alleged corruption, an issue raised by PTI among other opposition parties after Panama Papers published details of offshore companies owned by Prime Minister’s (PM) two sons.
Activists of PTI, following call of leader of the political party, began to reach Islamabad and Bani Gala as the protest day neared.
Different protesters-police clashes were reported last week and over the weekend in Bani Gala where police and Frontier Corps (FC) are continuing to cordon off Imran Khan’s residence.