Supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan stormed the Lahore residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif on Wednesday, police said.
More than 500 thugs from Pakistan’s Tehrik-e-Insaf party arrived at Lahore’s model town early Wednesday morning and set fire to vehicles parked there, police said.
“They also threw Molotov cocktails inside the prime minister’s house,” a senior Punjab police official told the PTI on Wednesday.
A police source said security guards were the only ones present at the prime minister’s residence when the thugs attacked. They also set fire to a police station there.
“The PTI protesters left when the police force arrived,” he said.
Before reaching the prime minister’s office, the mob stormed the ruling party’s PML-N secretariat in Model Town and set fire to vehicles parked there. They also set fire to the barrier there.
Protesters set fire to 14 government buildings and 21 police vehicles in Punjab over the past two days on Tuesday and Wednesday, police said.
On Tuesday, demonstrators set fire to the corps commander’s residence in Lahore after looting it.
The situation in Lahore and several other cities in Punjab became tense on Wednesday after the National Audit Board (NAB) arrested PTI chief and former prime minister Imran Khan in a land transfer corruption case. continued.
At least seven people have been killed and nearly 300 injured in violent clashes between Imran Khan supporters and security forces across Pakistan on Wednesday as the capital Islamabad and Punjab provinces, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baloch, were forced to uphold law and order on Wednesday. Troops were dispatched to Stern Province. order.
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