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UK: 3 arrested in attack on Nawaz Sharif’s London office

More than 15 assailants attacked the former premier's office. According to sources, fighting between the attackers and PML-N workers lasted for about an hour. Important to note, this is not the first incident of violence. 

As the Opposition faces a major setback in the National Assembly for the no-confidence motion, former premier Nawaz Sharif faces a tough time in London. Reports are emerging of attacks on Nawaz Sharif’s London office.

Earlier today, more than 15 assailants attacked the former premier’s office. According to sources, fighting between the attackers and PML-N workers lasted for about an hour. Several people received injuries. Videos of the incident are going viral on social media.

Furthermore, reports state that Ijaz Gul, the brother of President PML-N (London) Zubair Gul, received serious injuries and rushed to the hospital. Reports also suggest that the assailants belonged to PTI owing to the cars parked nearby carrying PTI flags.

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However, the local police arrived at the scene and arrested three involved including PML-N workers. Important to note, this is not the first incident of violence.

Earlier, the ruling PTI’s activists tried to attack PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in London. However, his guards thwarted the attack. According to reports, a PTI activist named Shayan Ali and his mother, along with a third man, tried to attack Nawaz Sharif when he was coming out of his office with Dr. Adnan and two security guards.

Reports state that Shayan Ali and his mother used abusive language while filming Nawaz Sharif and rushed toward him. However, the security guards intervened. Furthermore, one of the security guards also received injuries.

Accusations of inciting violence

On the other hand, Shayan Ali claims that the security guards attacked him. A video also surfaced showing Shayan Ali and the security guard in a heated argument which ends with the security guard making a swing at Shayan Ali.

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif took to Twitter to share and condemned PTI over the incident.

“Those of PTI who resort to violence or create a law and order situation should be arrested and thrown behind bars, IK (Imran Khan) included. IK should be booked for provocation, incitement & sedition. Will be Insha’Allah. None of them should be spared,” Maryam Nawaz tweeted.

However, Shayan Ali shared Maryam Nawaz’s tweet and accused Maryam Nawaz of playing the victim card.

“Nawaz Sharif’s goons attacked me (16-year-old teenager) but somehow Maray Nawaz Sharif played the victim card and found a way to blame me and Imran Khan,” Shayan Ali.

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