WAZIRABAD

The crones of PML-N MNA Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema tortured severely workers including youth wing city president of the party who were protesting against the MNA for marginalising them during the foundation laying ceremony of up-gradation of THQ Hospital.

PML-N Youth Wing City President Imran Sunny sustained severe head injuries and was shifted to Gujranwala after initial treatment in emergency ward f the THQ Hospital. The foundation laying ceremony of up-gradation of THQ Hospital was held in which PML-N MNA Iftikhar Cheema and his brother former Punjab DG Health Dr Nisar Ahmad Cheema were the chief guests.

Whereas members of the PML-N City Youth wing were not invited to ceremony who, otherwise, claimed to have struggled for the THQ Hospital’s up-gradation.

In the meanwhile, scores of members led by Youth Wing City president Imran Sunny staged a protest in front of the hospital against keeping them away from the ceremony.

On the occasion, Sunny told the newsmen that they had struggled hard for up-gradation of the hospital which was acknowledged by Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif through a letter.

He said that members of the Youth Wing were not invited to the foundation laying ceremony.

Moreover, he alleged that the MNA was trying to take credit for up-gradation of THQ Hospital by ignoring efforts of the youth wing.

Meanwhile, Imtiaz Azhar Bagri, a crony of MNA Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema who contested elections against sitting PML-N MPA during general elections 2013 along with his accomplices reached there while Aadil Iqbal Cheema also joined them. They severely tortured Imran Sunny and some armed persons hit him in the head with the butts of their guns. Resultantly Sunny sustained injuries and fell down. Some worker rushed him to emergency ward where he was given medical treatment and later shifted to DHQ Hospital Gujranwala.

The attackers also assaulted some reporters and slapped a cameraman who was capturing the episode. Meanwhile, the newsmen protested against the highhandedness of the MNA’s men and later boycotted the function.

When contacted PML-N District President Mustansar Ali Gondal termed the incident “an act of humiliation” of the PML-N worker, saying that torture on Imran Sunny could not be justified any way as difference of opinion and protest were the democratic right of everyone.