In the latest news from the hub of jalsas i.e. Pakistan, there has been a clash between PPP and PTI over their venue for the upcoming rallies on May 12. Both parties had announced to hold their jalsas at Hakim Said Ground in Karachi. Owing to this, an altercation ensued between supporters of the two parties as they attacked each other’s camps at the ground. It is being reported that PPP workers initiated the clash, but PPP workers are also lambasting PTI supporters over their role in the clash as well. Motorcycles were set ablaze as well because, of course, our favorite pastime is burning things. Motorcycles, cars, and tires are the most favorite targets of our rage.
12TH MAY, THE DAY WHEN PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS FROM PPP WERE ATTACKED AND THE PARTICIPANTS VIOLENTLY MASSACRED, THE CURRENT MAYOR KARACHI WAS THE THEN HOME MINISTER SINDH AND ALI ZAIDI WAS A SECTOR INCHARGE OF MQM. pic.twitter.com/PRtB5Ps2qS
— Rao muhammad rafique (@Raomrafique6) May 8, 2018
The Militant Wing of @MediaCellPPP has destroyed the Tabdeeli Express in Karachi; after MQM, its PPP’s turn to get wiped out completely, their END is around the corner !#کراچی_مانگے_انصاف pic.twitter.com/hgfaiKDjDI
— PTI KP (Official) (@PTIKPOfficial) May 7, 2018
What a shameful act by PPP
— PTI (@PTIofficial) May 7, 2018
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) May 7, 2018
Dear Aamir Liaquat today u earn our respect ????????????
— Nabeel Chaudhry (@chaudhry_nabeel) May 8, 2018
— Farhan Memon (@FarhanMemonPTI) May 7, 2018
PPP workers martyred on May 12th & we are holding jalsa to Mark this day with all legal formalities. Announced, arranged & NOC obtained. PTI pathetic attempt to violently sabotage thinking they are above the law. https://t.co/3PUxKx3IIG
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) May 8, 2018
While PTI just set up their camps at the venue already allocated to PPP. In light of this, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has lamented over this act as a provocation by PTI.
— PTI Karachi Official (@PTI_KHI) May 8, 2018
— ڈاکٹر عالیہ کریم⭐ (@DrAliya7) May 8, 2018
Even though they had no option but to change their venue, considering they had no permit in the first place, it is still commendable an action to remain peaceful at this time.
Fact 8: PTI has shown such an appalling attitude. However in the interest of peace in Karachi, which we have fought so hard for, I not only ask my Party to find another location, but also invite @ImranKhanPTI to hold his jalsa at Hakeem Saeed ground
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 8, 2018
Legal permission to hold Jalsa in Karachi was with @MediaCellPPP It was immature & miscalculated move by @PTIofficial @pti_khi to insist on holding Jalsa at the same venue. It’s much appreciated that @BBhuttoZardari has changed the venue
— Ameer Abbas (@ameerabbas84) May 8, 2018
While it may ring true that PPP initiated the clash, it remains that PTI set up shop when another party was already set to hold their jalsa there. With complete NOC to hold the public gathering that is. Nevertheless, violence should never be the answer. PPP attacked PTI workers, injuring several people. PTI reacted by setting vehicles on fire. It is unfortunate that jalsas that are rallying for a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan, end up becoming breeding grounds of festering hate and intolerance amongst people who are at the end of the day, all Pakistanis.
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