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3 injured in attack on Nawaz Sharif's London office

Sharif had accused Imran Khan of high treason

nawaz sharif reuters [File] Nawaz Sharif | Reuters

 The political crisis in Pakistan is having a ripple effect overseas. On Sunday night, unidentified assailants attacked the office of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London. Sharif has been in London since 2019 for medical treatment.

Pakistani news outlet Dunya News reported “15 to 20 persons, some of them wearing face masks, attacked Nawaz Sharif’s [office] in London. A scuffle broke out between attackers and PML-N workers present there due to which three persons sustained injuries.” Some reports claimed the attackers were affiliated to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's PTI party.

The outlet added two attackers and two PML-N activists had been arrested in connection with the incident.

On Saturday, bodyguards of Nawaz Sharif were involved in a scuffle. Media reports said a youth attempted to attack Sharif as he was leaving his London office on Saturday afternoon. The youth, identified as Shayan Ali, alleged he was attacked by Sharif's men.

On Sunday, Sharif had described the action by Prime Minister Imran Khan to seek early elections as an act of “high treason”.

“Today, a man obsessed with power trampled the Constitution,” Sharif tweeted. Sharif argued Imran and those involved in the “conspiracy” should be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution.

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