MIANWALI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan led a rally in Punjab’s Mianwali district on Friday to gain support of voters ahead of the second phase of local government (LG) elections in Punjab and Sindh scheduled to take place on Nov 19.
Meanwhile, four people were injured in the roof collapse of a house where PTI supporters had gathered to watch the address of their party leader.
The collapse occurred in the vicinity of the PTI rally and supporters, who were attending the rally, reached the site to rescue those trapped under the debris.
The wounded were shifted to District headquarters Hospital Mianwali.
Earlier addressing a rally in his hometown of Mianwali, Imran Khan asked his supporters to gear up for the upcoming LG polls. He also appealed to the voters to caste their vote in favour of PTI.
The PTI chairman criticised the Nawaz Sharif-led ruling government for ignoring the plight of farmers in the country.
He claimed that farmers in neighbouring India were better off than their Pakistani counterparts and being provided with quality pesticides and fertilisers at cheaper rates.
Khan said that the economic murder of farmers was taking place and the prime minister was indifferent to the situation. He added that poverty was increasing in Mianwali.
The second phase of local government elections is scheduled for Nov 19 in 12 districts of Punjab and 15 districts of Sindh.
The districts of Punjab where LG elections are to be held are: Khanewal, Sahiwal, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, Sargodha, Mianwali, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Attock and Jhelum.
The districts of Sindh are: Matiari, Tando Allahyar, Tando Mohammad Khan, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushehro Feroze, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Tharparkar.
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