PTI’s Shibli Faraz hospitalized after police clash

ISLAMABAD March 18:  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Senator Shibli Faraz was hospitalized after his health worsened after clashing with police.

Shibli Faraz, Imran Khan’s Chief of Staff, was shifted to a hospital after being injured by police violence. Doctors said his lungs have also been affected by the tear gas shelling.

Earlier today, Shibli Faraz was briefly arrested from Islamabad Judicial Complex amid violent clashes between police and PTI workers during the appearance of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

Shibli Faraz was arrested for allegedly bringing in a group of PTI workers who confronted police and law enforcement agencies.

PTI workers clashed with police and caused damage to public property, forcing the law enforcers to briefly detain Shibli Faraz.

Chaos gripped the Islamabad Judicial Complex as PTI Chairman Imran Khan arrived to appear before a court that was expected to indict him in the Toshakhana case.

The PTI chief arrived at the Islamabad Judicial Complex several moments earlier but left the premises soon after due to the tense situation.

The former prime minister’s convoy also faced several hurdles on its way from Lahore to Islamabad from vehicles overturning to police and party workers clashing at several spots.

Ahead of Imran Khan’s arrival, the area was put on high security to ensure law and order and avoid any untoward situation as witnessed during his earlier appearance last month.

As he appeared, PTI workers pelted stones at authorities outside the premises of the Judicial Complex while police resorted to tear gas.

PTI workers also heavily damaged three police mobiles and targeted law enforcers through slingshots, which forced police to fire teargas.

As police and workers clashed, the law enforcers also hit party leaders — Shibli Faraz, Farrukh Habib, and Murad Saeed — with batons.  A baton also hit Faraz on the head and injured him.

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