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Two injured as PTI workers, police clash during election rally in Karak

Police and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers fought at an election rally in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district on Sunday, in what was yet another violent incident in the run-up to the nationwide vote on February 8.

Police officers raided an election rally that was being held “without getting permission from the local authorities.” This happened because the party has sped up its campaign on the orders of its founder, Imran Khan.

A fight broke out after the police raid on the election rally, and it turned out that people from the PTI threw rocks at the security vans.

As a result, the police used tear gas and airstrikes to scatter the election campaigners from the party led by Imran.

Rescue workers said that two people were hurt when police used tear gas and fired from the air. People who were hurt were taken by rescue teams to a nearby hospital.

According to Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Takht-i-Nusrati, the organizers did not get permission from the right people in the area. He also said that several police vans were damaged when the protesters threw rocks at the police.

A week ago, PTI workers got into a fight with the police in Karachi’s Teen Talwar area after groups of cops blocked the way of an election rally.

To get rid of the party workers, including women, who had gathered at the busy interchange, the police used baton charges, airstrikes, and tear gas.

Police officials told Geo News that the party did not ask for permission to hold its rally, which is against the rules set by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The fight between party workers and police led to the arrest of 25 PTI workers. Members of the media, including a News cameraman, were also hurt during the fight.

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