PESHAWAR, October 11: Eleven people were killed and more than 35 injured amid stampede during the rally of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) in Multan district, Punjab province.
On 10 October, the casualties occurred due to stampede after the rally ended and people started leaving the football ground in Multan. The injured were taken to a local hospital.
The PTI chief, Mr Imran Khan, said the casualties took place due to mismanagement of the district administration because just two doors of the stadium were opened when the crowd was leaving the venue.
However, the deputy commissioner of Multan said they had provided adequate security to the leaders of the party and the rally but that the PTI itself had taken responsibility to make arrangements inside the stadium.
Earlier, Mr Khan told the rally that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People’s Party had been ruling the country turn by turn and that now his party would bring real democracy to the country.
The PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehrik have been protesting in the country since 14 August, demanding the Mrime Minister Mr Nawaz Sharif to resign and hold re-elections.