Police fired tear gas shells on Imran supporters before Sialkot rally, lathi-charged PTI workers

Police fired tear gas shells on Imran supporters before Sialkot rally, lathi-charged PTI workers

The Pakistan Police has started action to clear the venue of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rally led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Sialkot. According to local media, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) protested against the removal of the Imran Khan-led government in Sialkot on Saturday morning. After which the police resorted to tear gas and lathi charge on the party workers. According to the report of Geo TV, PTI had organized a rally at CTI ground owned by Christian community without permission, on the basis of which the police have initiated action to vacate the place.

The Dawn newspaper quoted PTI's tweets as saying that several party members, including leader Usman Dar, have been taken into custody ahead of the day's rally. Citing television footage, the Pakistani newspaper reported that police personnel were seen demolishing structures built for the rally, while the footage also showed tear gas shells being fired. At the same time, District Police Officer (DPO) Hassan Iqbal, who was present at the rally site on the whole matter, says that the local Christian community had objected to the public meeting being held on the ground, saying it was their property.

Iqbal said that as you know we are standing right now on the ground which belongs to the Christian community. He had filed a writ (petition) in the High Court, stating that no political rally should be held on this ground. The court then directed the Sialkot Deputy Commissioner to hear both the sides and decide the matter.

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Do you know these things about Anthony Albanese who defeated Scott Morrison? Many challenges will be faced as Prime Minister

Do you know these things about Anthony Albanese who defeated Scott Morrison? Many challenges will be faced as Prime Minister

Australian voters have pushed for an end to nine years of Liberal rule in favor of a centre-left opposition that has promised strong action on climate change. To form a majority government, parties need a majority of 76 seats. The Labor Party's Anthony Albanese, who won the election, will now be the new Prime Minister of Australia. After the election results were out, Morrison said he would resign as leader of the Liberal Party. He said that he takes responsibility for his party's defeat. The Labor Party currently holds 73 seats, according to the Australian Electoral Commission. Early vote counts showed a strong bias toward Greens candidates and independents, who sought emissions cuts far beyond commitments made by Morrison's coalition.

Who is  Anthony  Albanese 

Albanese is one of Australia's longest-serving politicians and was briefly deputy prime minister under Kevin Rudd in 2013. He has earned a reputation as a defender of free healthcare, an advocate of LGBT rights, a Republican and a diehard rugby league fan. Albanese, 59, had a childhood spent by a single mother with the help of a disability pension. At the age of just 33, he reached Parliament in 1996 by winning the Sydney seat on a Labor Party ticket. In 2007, when Kevin Rudd's Labor Party came to power, Albanese was made Minister of Infrastructure and Transport. Due to internal strife in the party, the Prime Minister was changed and Anthony Albanese became Deputy Prime Minister. But his tenure as Deputy PM lasted only 10 weeks. His party lost in the next election.

 Challenges ahead for Albanese as Prime Minister?

One of Albanese's first priorities as prime minister will be to rebuild relations with foreign leaders, who Morrison says has neglected foreign policy in recent years. China recently signed a military agreement with the Solomon Islands near Australia, China is planning to build its first military base in the Pacific. On Tuesday, Albanians are expected to be in Tokyo for talks with quad members from the United States, India and Japan, where they will discuss priorities for safeguarding free passage in the Indo-Pacific. Voters have turned to the Labor Party over the Liberal Party's inaction on climate change. Marija Taflaga, director of the Australian Politics Study Center at the Australian National University, noted the vote's shift to the Greens. 

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