Pakistan: Violence breaks out after police ambush PTI convoy in Hazro

Police ambushed a convoy of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters near Hazro, who were making their way to Islamabad, Monday.
Officers blocked the road to the Pakistan capital with shipping containers, after stopping the convoy police then fired rounds of teargas at the protesters, who, in turn, peppered the police with rocks thrown or fired from sling shots.
The convoy, led by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak, was on its way to the Pakistan capital to partake in protest called by PTI chairman and former cricketer Imran Kahn, in protest against perceiving state aggression against his party’s supporters. Following the clashes and the removal of the containers, the convoy continued toward Islamabad.
Some 200 PTI protesters were detained in a police raid on October 27, amid the growing tensions in the country. While on October 28, hundreds of PTI supporters clashed with police in Rawalpindi.
Islamabad's police force have invoked Section-144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, withdrawing the right to political gatherings for two months ahead of Khan's planned action.