NEW DELHI: Protestors demanding the ouster of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today stormed the Pakistan Television’s (PTV) office in Islamabad, blocking its transmission briefly before the army evicted them and secured the building.
Hundreds of protesters barged into the PTV network office, smashing cameras, and entered the control room. Over 800 protesters entered the building.
Army personnel reached the headquarters of the TV station and asked the protesters to leave the building immediately. The army then took control of PTV headquarters and evicted the protesters.
The fresh clashes came after an emergency meeting of army corps commanders last night.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan condemning the attack on the PTV headquarters said there is no justification for the attack. He denied that his party men were part of the protesters that had stormed the TV station.
“Whoever has entered the PTV headquarters are not our workers. I have not told any worker to proceed towards PM House or enter any building,” the PTI chief said.
The protesters who stormed the PTV building were chanting slogans in favour of the Pakistan Army.
The demonstrators wrote Qadri’s name on the walls of the PTV headquarters, Express News reported. Qadri asked his followers to vacate the building.