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Ex-PM Khan’s Supporters Clash with Police in Pakistan, Injuring Several

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
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Violence broke out between police and former Prime Minister Supporters in Lahore, Pakistan, injuring several on both sides on Wednesday, the official said.

The government in Lahore suspended public gatherings in the provincial capital hours before the opposition party was scheduled to hold a planned election rally.

Pakistan police dispersed Imran Khan’s support using water cannons and tear gas. Despite police threats to make additional arrests, hundreds of anti-government demonstrators gathered near former Prime minister Imran Khan’s Residence.

Former Premier Khan, the current leader of the opposition, was ousted in a no-confidence vote in Parliament in April last year. He has argued that his expulsion was unlawful and has advocated for early parliamentary elections.

Khan’s requests have been rejected by his successor’s administration, Shahbaz Sharif, who claims the nationwide vote will occur as planned later this year.

In a video message, Khan later urged his supporters to return to their homes. Before the elections, he said he requested that his supporters disperse to avoid clashes with the police.

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