Faisalabad Clash Engineered By Govt – Qureshi
ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 (Online): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had engineered a plot to launch violent attack on PTI’s rally in Faisalabad.
Talking to media Shah Mehmood said it is the responsibility of the government and administration to maintain law and order situation but N-League workers were brought forward instead.
Government had been told that PTI intends to demonstrate a peaceful protest but N-workers were provided sticks, tomatoes and eggs to throw upon PTI workers, he added. He said in the midst of all the chaos the administration seems too feeble and is barely visible.
He further said government has repeated Model Town incident and exhibited the same mentality in Faisalabad.
The purpose of stirring clash with the PTI meant to crack down on the party and arrest our workers, Qureshi said.
Lawyers and traders themselves opted to shut their businesses and were no way forced to do so, he clarified.
He alleged that the man being continuously shown on television opening straight gun shots is Rana Sanaullah’s son-in-law’s guard. He asked why Abid Sher Ali and Rana Sanaullah were deployed in the area when there were police, admin and DCO already present.
Shah Mehmood stated “Gullu-Raj” is being exercised in Faisalabad adding that it is for the first time ever that the government that the government itself is behind the mayhem.
“All PTI workers must stay on ground and remain peaceful, Imran Khan is coming,” he said .
He said he and Imran Khan were coming to Faisalabad to stand with their workers.
Our workers are sticking to peaceful approach, but PML-N activists are asked to go offensive against us, he said.
He told that the government had now switched to panic mode.
He slammed the government for pretending to sit on negotiation table while it was using force at the other end.
He said that Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of party core committee today (Tuesday) for devising future strategy
The biggest power and force is the Almighty Allah and we rely on him, he said.