At least eight people including two women were killed during violent clash between the supporters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri and police on Tuesday, Dunya News reported.
The clash began when supporters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) tried to stop police from removing hurdles outside their leader’s house in Lahore’s Model Town area.
"We received seven dead bodies including two women. All of them had bullet wounds," said Dr. Abdul Rauf, Medical Superintendent at the city s Jinnah Hospital.
"We also received 80 injured, 40 with bullet injuries and 40 with other wounds. Two injured are critical," he said.
Muhammad Rizwan, another member of the medical staff, confirmed that the dead bodies had been received.
Abdul Jabbar, a senior police officer, told AFP the clashes began when police went to the office of Qadri s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), meaning Pakistan People s Movement , in the city s Model Town suburb on Monday night.
"The PAT activists resisted the operations which caused clashes between the protesters and police," he said.