PML-N’s senior leader Ahsan Iqbal was hit by a shoe outside parliament house as PTI and PML-N workers clashed amid increased political tensions on Saturday (today).
As per details, PML-N leaders were holding a press conference in front of parliament house when they were confronted by angry PTI workers who had gathered to support PM Imran Khan as he was inside the lower house for ‘vote of confidence’ session in NA.
Ahsan Iqbal was accompanied by other PML-N leaders including Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Musaddiq Malik, Miftah Ismail, Ahsan Iqbal and Marriyum Aurangzeb. As they continued to criticize PM Imran Khan led PTI government, they were surrounded by PTI workers who were chanting pro-Imran Khan and anti-PML-N slogans.
Scenes during press conference of PMLN leaders, heckling and shouting pic.twitter.com/F9DWXagac3
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A scuffle broke out between PML-N leaders and PTI workers during which a shoe was hurled at Ahsan Iqbal, hitting him on the back of his head.
Ahsan Iqbal getting hit by a shoe! pic.twitter.com/oGlkjlmVMP
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Meanwhile, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Musaddiq Malik were also seen physically confronting a PTI worker.
Yes you saw it right! It is the former PM Shahid Khatam Abbasi beating a man Infront of media outside Parliament House along with Senator Musaddiq Malik.
— Arsalan Taj (@ArsalanGhumman) March 6, 2021
Police arrived at the scene and broke-off the physical face-off between PTI workers and PML-N leaders, following which the latter reassembled and continued their press-talk lambasting the government.
The development comes as political tensions run high as PM Imran Khan successfully secured 178 votes and won vote of confidence from National Assembly on Saturday (today).
The premier required a minimum of 171 votes necessary to win the vote of confidence in the lower house that has a total of 342 members.
PM Imran Khan on Thursday, had addressed the nation apprising the people of his decision to seek a ‘vote of confidence after the controversial Senate elections.
The premier’s decision to seek a ‘vote of confidence’ comes as the PTI-led government coalition’s candidate for a general seat from Islamabad – Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh lost to PDM-backed PPP leader and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.