Two Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers were killed and seven others were injured as a clash broke out between PTI and PML-N party workers in Lahore’s Yakki Gate area early Monday.
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The dead have been identified as Khurram Shehzad and Malik Arif. A minor is among those injured.
The PTI filed a First Information Report (FIR) for murder against seven PML-N workers including Chaudhry Zahid, Malik Ditta and Ahmed Butt. The scuffle broke out after a disagreement between PTI and PML-N workers in the area near Nawaz Sharif Hospital, where both parties’ offices are located. Shots were fired as the clash between party members turned increasingly violent.
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Police said they would start an investigation into the incident. “Police have assured us that swift action will be taken against the perpetrators,” Shafqat Mahmood of the PTI said. A PTI office had been set up in the Yakki Gate area, after which the PML-N also set up an office close by.