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Usman Dar, other PTI workers released

SIALKOT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar and other party workers have been released after party leadership changed the venue of the public rally.

Usman Dar was arrested after a scuffle broke out between PTI workers and police at the venue of PTI chief Imran Khan’s public meeting.

Police entered the venue of PTI public meeting claiming that the district administration had not allowed the party to hold public meeting at CTI Ground in Sialkot.

Upon resistance by PTI workers, police resorted to tear gas shelling and baton-charge in an effort to disperse PTI workers.

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However, later PTI announced to change venue of public rally to VIP ground.

PTI Punjab President Shafqat Mahmood, while addressing a press conference with other party leaders, said that their peaceful party workers were tortured by police and claimed that police action was launched on directions of Khawaja Asif.

The former minister strongly condemned arrests of PTI leaders and workers and demanded their immediate release and reiterated that rally will be held in the city no matter what.

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