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Brawl breaks out between PTI, PPP supporters at hotel event in Pakistan; watch video

A video has gone viral where an elderly man and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party dissident Noor Alam Khan are seen in a scuffle after the former allegedly called Khan a 'turncoat' and used cuss words against him at a private hotel in Islamabad on Tuesday.

ANI | Updated on: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 12:23 PM IST

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A video has gone viral where an elderly man and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party dissident Noor Alam Khan are seen in a scuffle after the former allegedly called Khan a 'turncoat' and used cuss words against him at a private hotel in Islamabad on Tuesday.

According to reports, Khan, along with PPP leaders Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, Nadeem Afzal Chan and Faisal Karim Kundi, was having iftar dinner at the private hotel where the elderly citizen, said to be a PTI worker, was also present.

In the video, Khan and Khokhar can be seen thrashing the citizen after he threw a bottle at the dissident PTI lawmaker, reported The Express Tribune.

While sharing the footage Geo News Reporter, Murtaza Ali Shah accused the PTI workers of attacking the PPP activists first. He tweeted, "Video clearly shows @Mustafa_PPP and others were attacked first at the Marriott Hotel. This is shocking level of hate, fuelled by fatwas of corruption and treason run with help from media - sponsored with billions of investment from 2014 onwards. Those why did must reflect!" Another Twitter user, Muhammad Ibrahim Qazi defended the PTI and called the footage propaganda by the PTI workers.

Taking to Twitter and sharing the footage from a different angle, he wrote, "Please don't fall victim to Tehreek e Insaf's propaganda. The grey haired PTI activist was throwing objects and hurling abuses at @Mustafa_PPP, @NadeemAfzalChan and @NOORALAMKHAN | Please see this video shot by Jamaat e Islami's witness @Afurqankhalil."

Moreover, in the wake of the change of guard in Pakistan, hundreds of workers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) who were protesting against the 'imported government' and workers of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) who were celebrating their success in the no-trust vote, came close to each other and were on the brink of launching a fully-fledged brawl at Post Office Chowk in Mirpurkhas on Sunday night.

Charged workers of the PTI party were holding demonstrations in several Sindh towns on Monday to resume their protest against the installation of an 'imported government' at the Centre. On the other hand, after the win of the joint opposition, the PPP workers staged rallies to celebrate their success in the no-confidence motion, reported Dawn.

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Police averted the clash as the two sides came face to face with each other. Both sides were raising slogans in support of their leaders and traded allegations. The situation turned tense and in order to contain the situation, heavy contingents of police moved in to separate the rival workers.

The police dispersed them to cool off the situation. Later, personnel of Rangers were also deployed at the chowk and other significant places to maintain peace in the city.

PPP workers danced to the tune of party anthems and taunted their rivals while the PTI workers chanted slogans against opposition parties' leaders.

In a similar incident in Jhuddo town, PPP workers took out a procession on Sunday night in the wake of the no-trust move. They danced at main roundabouts of the town to the tune of the party anthems, reported the newspaper.

Notably, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, leader of the joint opposition took oath as the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Monday evening hours after being elected by the National Assembly of the country.

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Published on: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 12:22 PM IST