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Sheikh Rasheed’s attack in London was condemned

LONDON: Awami Muslim League (AML) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leaders in the United Kingdom condemned the physical assault by two representatives of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the United Kingdom on Sheik Rasheed Ahmed, the railway minister and chief of AML.

After attending an awards ceremony, Sheik Rasheed was pelted with eggs and punches thrown at him as he went out of the hotel. The attackers instantly escaped the scene but on Wednesday two PPP representatives in the UK, Asif Ali Khan, President of the People’s Youth Organization Europe, and Samah Naz, General Secretary for Greater London Women’s Wing, issued a declaration confirming that they had assaulted Sheik Rasheed as he used “abusive language” for PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Saleem Sheik, the UK president of AML, informed this reporter he was going to talk to Sheik Rasheed to get his approval to register police case against the attackers. “We saw the attack involving Asif Khan and a woman, but they ran away from the scene and there was no video proof of their shameful act, but now both came out and claimed the attack. After talking to Sheik Rasheed Ahmed, we will decide whether to report them to the police or not.

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