Punjab

PTI workers beat up journalists in Multan

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers assaulted media persons ahead of the party’s public gathering in Multan on Friday, ARY News reports.

According to details, PTI activists thrashed the journalists who had arrived to cover the rally and told them to leave the venue.

The party activists thrashed the journalists when they tried to explain the organizers that the spot designated for the rally’s media coverage was not suitable.

The Tehreek-i-Insaf workers stated that they don’t need any coverage of the event.

They assaulted the journalists and even threw seats at them after being incited by PTI leader Khalid Warraich.

The media persons have decided to boycott the rally today.

“Some journalists have arrived from Lahore especially to cover the event”, media persons said.

Amir Dogar tried to negotiate with the journalists but they refused to cover the event till the assailants apologize over their behavior.

It should be noted that PTI is set to stage a public meeting as part of the electioneering for the PP-196 Multan by-polls.

It is pertinent to mention that media persons have also been thrashed in several PTI rallies and other events in the past.

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