- Workers in Faisalabad and Peshawar also protest against PTI MNAs.
- Protesters demonstrate against MNAs Noor Alam Khan and Raja Riaz.
- Despite police deployment outside Sindh House, workers still break the gate.
After 24 PTI MNAs decided to move to the Sindh House, the party’s workers in Islamabad on Friday staged a sit-in and brought “lotay” with them to protest against the move.
While the protest started off peacefully at the beginning, it soon took a violent turn as demonstrators broke the gate open and stormed inside the Sindh House.
Hordes of PTI workers, including MNA Ataullah Niazi, started demonstrating outside the lodges. The workers chanted slogans against the PTI MNAs and in PM Khan’s support. They also smashed the lotay with their feet. A lota is a derogatory term in Pakistani politics, used for turncoats.
Meanwhile, the PTI and ISF workers in Faisalabad also protested against MNA Raja Riaz at the Zila Council Chowk. The protesters demanded Riaz resign from the party. As a result, a heavy contingent of police was deployed outside Riaz’s house.
The demonstrators held placards and posters depicting the faces of the MNAs covered in black ink. A huge crowd blocked the road and chanted slogans against the MNAs.
A similar protest also took place in Peshawar against MNA Noor Alam Khan.
More to follow.
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