ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Tensions gripped Islamabad on Sunday as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers clashed with police near Bani Gala.
All roads and passages have been sealed and security is on high alert.
Police fired tear gas shells at PTI workers in Rukhsana Bangash Road area to prevent their caravan from reaching party chief Imran Khan‘s Bani Gala residence in Islamabad.Protesters also hurled stones at police and set fire in the wilderness near Bani Gala.
Police also claimed that they have recovered five Kalashnikov rifles, magazines, tear gas gun, alcohol bottle and 50 slaughtered partridges from PTI leader and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Minister Amin Gandapur‘s car near Bani Gala.The PTI MPA rejected police claims, saying he was travelling with two licensed Kalashnikovs. He claimed the police let him go after recovering the licenses inside his car.
Earlier today, PTI chief Imran Khan urged party workers to reach Bani Gala at any cost.
The PTI leader has vowed to ‘lock down’ Islamabad on Wednesday in a bid to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over allegations of corruption linked to the Panama Papers leaks. Police say they will block any such attempt.