PTI workers thrash each other in press club
QUETTA: Two groups of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Balochistan chapter, attacked and thrashed each other during a press conference in the press club here on Thursday.
The president of the provincial chapter of the PTI, Muhammad Qasim Khan Soori, along with dozens of party activists, reached the press club to give details of award of tickets to party activists. Another group of the party, led by Liaquat Lehri, entered the hall soon afterwards.
Some members of the group led by Mr Lehri interrupted Mr Soori by raising slogans against him when he began the press conference. He was accused of committing injustice in award of tickets to deserving workers.
Mr Soori asked them to calm down and allow him to continue the press conference but his opponents refused.
On this, he left the stage and the PTI members started to thrash each other and using abusive language.
Besides hurling shoes, they also punched each other. Two of the journalists, who tried to stop the fighting, received punches on their faces.
Members of the press club asked the PTI workers to immediately leave the premises, which was turned down.
As a result, administration of the club called in police and personnel of police and Balochistan Constabulary pushed the enraged PTI workers out of the club premises.