With an interim government soon to approach before the 2018 general elections, Pakistan’s political scenario has started going through a turmoil. Lawlessness prevails in different parts of the country as political workers settle scores and wreak havoc, trying to showcase their power on the streets.
Karachi’s Hakim Saeed Hockey ground turned into a Royal Rumble as workers of both Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf and Pakistan People’s Party clashed with each other. While social media buzzed with PPP workers stating that it was an act of terrorism by PTI workers, the newly crowned member of PTI, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, reached the Aziz Bhatti police station in a shrieked condition, with his clothes torn.
Workers of both parties hurled stones at each other, in which, two PPP workers were seriously injured, footage of their blood-gashing heads went viral on social media as well. However, when Aamir Liaquat reached the police station, he was in for a surprise.
حکومت کی رٹ کہاں ہے حکومت سندھ بھنگ اور بوتل کے نشے میں چور ہوکر سو گئ ہے نااہل حکومت سے ایک جلسے کا مسلہ سمبھل نہیں رہا عوام کو کیا سہولت دے سکتے ہیں @SAMAATV @geonews_urdu pic.twitter.com/JI7sL7cePV
— Kamran Akhter (@KamranAkhterMQM) May 7, 2018
As per the Aalim turn anchor turn politician, members of the PPP were already sat inside the Aziz Bhatti police station upon his arrival. When he talked to them about the attitude of PPP workers at Hakim Saeed Ground, the ‘intoxicated’ members abused him and tore his clothes, after manhandling him.
— Farhan Memon (@FarhanMemonPTI) May 7, 2018
Aamir Liaquat said that he had gone to the police station to file an FIR against PPP, while he said that the PPP members could do the same against PTI. But his wrenched voice proved that he had been mishandled, and the abuses he faced, he definitely took to heart. The reason of the clash in Hakim Saeed Ground is also subject to a grave controversy.
Both parties had wanted to hold rallies on the same venue in the same day, which is May 12, observed as the black day when dozens of Karachiites were killed upon the arrival of the then Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to Karachi.
Karachiites, however, were saddened by the fact that Rangers could not control the clash in Hakim Saeed Ground. While people were burning each other’s political properties i.e – the Shahzad Memon PPP truck, Rangers could only plead with the workers, asking them to not fight, instead of taking control of the situation.