ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police on Friday registered a case at Kohsar police station against an attack on former deputy speaker and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Qasim Suri at Kohsar Market.
In an FIR registered at the police station, Suri stated that he along with some companions was sitting at a restaurant in Kohsar Market for Sehri when a group of 15-20 people, who reportedly arrived in three vehicles, approached them.
The report added that the ‘attackers’ raised slogans against the former ruling PTI before attacking the PTI leaders with sticks. Suri said the attackers were threatening that “no one would be able to leave the eatery alive”.
The incident spread fear among the people sitting at the restaurant, added Suri.
Around 1:30 am on Friday, Suri had posted a tweet alleging that the “hooligans belonging to the ruling PML-N” tried to attack him and his guests at Sehri time. “The N-League’s hooligans were forced to flee after getting beaten up by the families and the staff of the eatery,” he said, accusing the government of “resorting to foul play”
Earlier media had reported that a scuffle broke out between PTI and Jamhoori Watan Party workers at Kohsar Market in Islamabad this morning in which Qasim Khan Suri and others were also involved.
It may be recalled that a few days ago, there was an altercation over the harassment of Noor Alam Khan, a deviant member of PTI, in a hotel, in which Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and Faisal Karim Kundi of PPP were also involved.