KARACHI: ICR, April 28, 2019
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s public gathering in Karachi to commemorate its 23rd founding day turned out to be a full-scale brawl between two factions forcing organizers to stop the press from covering the event.
The gathering which was organized in Gulshan-e-Iqbal’s Mangal Bazar ground came to halt after the warring groups shouted at each other pelting stones and finally landed into a physical fight. One group succeeded in stopping Haleem Adil Shaikh, party’s acting president of Sindh chapter from addressing the gathering.
Prominent leaders find it fit to remain away from the stage and later left the gathering unattended. Younger workers were seen in sheer disappointment saying the party is nothing but a group of undisciplined people.
Interestingly enough, PTI’s Karachi leadership chose a small ground for the event, believing that they would not be able to attract a big crowd on the Foundation Day.
“We are worried about the incompetence of the PTI leadership in Karachi. No one is sincere with the party… everyone is running after a designation or a post,” said a young PTI worker, adding that the party had failed to bring about a real change in society.