Doctor chants GoNawazGo slogans during PMLN MPA Salman Rafique’s speech

LAHORE: A clash broke out at an event of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) after a doctor chanted GoNawazGo slogans during Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN)’s MPA Khwaja Salman Rafique speech on Monday, Local TV reported.
GoNawazGo slogans raised during his speech angered the PMLN MPA resulting in a violent argument at the event. Exchange of expletive-laden language and harsh words was reported whereas the heated arguments also lead to a physical fight. The doctor who chanted anti-government slogans was pushed out of the event hall and got badly injured.
The frenzied supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) currently staging a protest in Islamabad to topple Nawaz Sharif’s government, have popularized the GoNawazGo slogan. The slogan has been making headlines in the past few weeks after several incidents of it being used against the PMLN leadership.
Earlier on Monday at a Women Youth Convention event at Al-Hamra Arts Council in Lahore, enthusiastic PTI supporters chanted GoNawazGo slogans in the presence of Ahsan Iqbal. The Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal responded by saying that chanting slogans would not change anything.
Yesterday, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rasheed was welcomed with ‘go Nawaz go’ chants upon arrival in Lahore. “You called me for media talk and then also invited [Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)] workers?” Pervaiz Rasheed complained to the media personnel.
Earlier, Hamza Shahbaz, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was forced to cut down his speech in Alhamra hall, Lahore as crowds started chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go’.
Imran Khan addressing his rally at Minar-e-Pakistan yesterday said that “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will not be able to rule now as the ‘Go Nawaz, Go’ chant will chase him wherever he goes.”