Road blockades as PTI activists protest bid on Imran's life.

PESHAWAR -- Like other parts of the country, leaders and workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf demonstrated in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa condemning gun attack on their party chief and former prime minister, Imran Khan.

Shouting slogans against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led federal government, the angry protesters blocked main arteries in their respective areas and set fire to old tyres troubling motorists, motorcyclists and commuters.

In Peshawar, dozens of PTI activists blocked the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway after 3pm. It was closed to traffic until night.

The protesters took to the streets after Jumma prayers.

Govt spokesman says attacks can't frighten ex-PM, his supporters

The PTI activists demonstrated on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway only. Smooth flow of vehicular traffic was reported in other parts of the provincial capital.

Spokesman for the government Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif condemned the gun attack on Mr Imran and demanded a probe into the 'heinous act through a transparent committee'.

In a video message, Mr Saif said those behind the assassination attempt had mistakenly believed that they would frighten the PTI chief and his supporters away with such tactics.

He said interior minister Rana Sanaullah should be interrogated in light of his 'criminal record'.

Street protests were also staged in Hazara division's Mansehra, Torghar, Upper and Lower Kohistan districts.

The participants shouted slogans against the PML-N's government in the centre and demanded an immediate arrest of the brains behind the Imran murder conspiracy.

In Haripur, too, roads were blocked by PTI workers suspending traffic for long hours.

Minister Arshad Ayub, MPA Akbar Ayub and former minister Yousuf Ayub led protesters, who converged on the Siddique Akbar Chowk and blocked the GT Road.

They also blocked the roads to interchanges of Hazara Motorway by lighting bonfires amid sloganeering.

The speakers said the bid on the life of popular leader Imran Khan was a conspiracy to start 'armed conflict' in the country.

They said the PTI would expose those conspirators at the end of the anti-government long march in Islamabad.

The speakers said Mr Imran was striving for the nation's real freedom and couldn't be frightened by gun attacks. They said the march on Islamabad would continue until the federal government announced fresh elections in the country.

In Swabi, too, the PTI activists took to the streets against gun attack on Imran and demanded strict...

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