KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) senior vice president for Central region alleged Monday night that members of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) opened direct fire on their camp here in the city’s Hakeem Saeed Ground, media reported.
While addressing journalists, PTI’s Ali Haider Zaidi claimed that the PPP bombarded their party workers with stones and that Najmi Alam, who he declared was intoxicated, had called 70 or 80 suspects of the ill-famed Lyari gang war.
“Najmi Alam, who was intoxicated, had brought Akram Tunari roam around, pointing pistols at people,” he stated.
“Saeed Ghani and an intoxicated Najmi Alam created this dispute here. We went to have tea and they attacked the camp during our absence!”
Zaidi further emphasized that he kept asking his party workers to stand back during the confrontation so as to not aggravate the worsening law and order situation.
“Our workers’ motorcycles and cars were burnt,” he added.
The PTI leader also said that his party’s female workers were sitting in the camp when the confrontation commenced.
“We are a peaceful party. The color red means the color of rose to us,” he said.
“We salute the Rangers for bringing peace to Karachi.”