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Drone camera hits Asifa Bhutto-Zardari during PPP jalsa in Khanewal

Initial reports say the drone operator has been caught by Bilawal’s security team

By Web Desk
March 04, 2022

KHANEWAL: An incident occurred during PPP's jalsa when a drone hit Asifa Bhutto-Zardari in the face while she was standing on a container. 

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari took his sister inside the container after the incident where she is being given medical treatment. 

The initial reports said that the drone operator has been caught by Bilawal’s security team. 

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) long march towards Islamabad reached Khanewal on Friday.

The protest, aimed to oust the PTI government and Prime Minister Imran Khan, started in Karachi. It is being led by PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.

According to reports, Asifa has been shifted to Bilawal House Multan where a team of doctors and specialists will examine her.

Channel's staff taken into custody

Following the incident, a police investigation found that the drone camera was being operated from a private channel’s DSNG van.

Police said that except for two people, the rest of the staff of the TV channel has been taken into custody.

Meanwhile, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari's security team has taken the drone operator and the engineer with them, police said.

Maryam Nawaz  sends prayers for Asifa's health 

PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz took notice of the incident and inquired Asifa about her health.

"Hope you are not hurt," she wrote on Twitter.

According to The Express Tribune, Asifa sustained an injury just above her right eye and was suggested being shifted to Multan for treatment.

Later, while addressing the participants of the march, Bilawal confirmed that his sister was wounded after being hit by the drone.

The paramedic staff available at the venue suggested that she needed stitches but Asifa refused to be taken to the hospital and asked the ambulance staff to treat her with a bandage only, the PPP chief informed the publication. 

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