On the day Prime Minister Imran Khan requested a vote of confidence in the National Assembly, demonstrators from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and supporters from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) got into a short brawl and shouted slogans at each other outside the Parliament in the red zone.
The law and order situation exploded as the parliament prepared for Prime Minister Khan’s vote of confidence despite the joint opposition’s boycott of the session, according to details.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, and Musadiq Malik of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were among the PML-N leaders present at the scene.
According to reports, the incident occurred when PML-N leaders attempted to address the media, and PTI staff surrounded them, resulting in a scuffle. At D-Chowk, a huge crowd has gathered, and some political employees have entered the Parliament Lodges.
The assault video. pic.twitter.com/3rjYVC9qOc
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) March 6, 2021
While many reports have claimed that PTI supporters instigated the violence, Dr Arsalan Khalid, the Focal Person to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Digital Media, and Azhar Mashwani, the Focal Person to Chief Minister Punjab on Digital Punjab, have claimed that Abbasi and Malik attacked PTI supporters when they chanted anti-PML-N slogans.
Here is complete video in which you can clearly see Shahid Khaqan and Musaddiq Malik attacking the PTI workers first while workers only defended themselves. Frustration is making them attack workers on street.Shame on some media channels who are misreporting this to appease pml-n pic.twitter.com/7o56PiuPtw
— Dr Arslan Khalid (@arslankhalid_m) March 6, 2021
میں یہی موجود تھا
پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے ورکرز کے درمیان یہ بدمعاش جان بوجھ کر پریس کانفرنس کرنے آئے
جب چوروں کو دیکھ کر نعرے بازی ہوئی تو یہ مشتعل ہو گئیے اور نہتے ورکرز پر حملہ آور ہو گئے https://t.co/I7Ht8Pd1iW
— Azhar Mashwani (@MashwaniAzhar) March 6, 2021
Later, a large number of law enforcement officers arrived on the scene and successfully separated the two parties’ political staff.
The 30th NA session, which will be held on a single point agenda, will show whether Prime Minister Imran Khan has the support of the house and whether lawmakers who allegedly abandoned the ruling candidate in the recent Senate election hold to their guns.