Two political parties workers clash in Lahore leaving at least 8 injured
BEGUM KOT– At least eight persons were wounded in clash between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) workers in Begum Kot area in the jurisdiction of Shahdara Police Station near Lahore on Wednesday.
According to details, Ikram-ul-Hassan, TLP UC ameer, along with his workers was busy in fixing flexes of Sheikh Umair Jahangir, TLP candidate of PP-144, in the area when PML-N workers came there and barred them from doing so, saying that only PML-N’s candidate Malik Riaz flexes will be fixed in this area.
Workers of both parties exchanged harsh words over the issue but residents of the area in a bid to avoid further clash sent them back to their respective election camps.
However, the PML-N workers equipped with sticks reached the election camp of TLP after some time and beat the workers of religious party as a result, eight persons were wounded.
The religious party workers informed police about the incident but they failed to reach the spot. Police behaviour infuriated TLP workers who staged a protest and blocked road at the Begum Kot Chowk for all kind of traffic.