A Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf worker succumbed to injuries Tuesday after he was allegedly wounded in Swabi after police clashed with protesters.
Peshawar Nazim Mohammad Asim Khan confirmed that a worker, president of Pehtal UC 39, has passed away.
PTI workers alleged that the worker was not treated in time owing to a delay in ambulances moving to the site.
Led by KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, PTI workers were on their way to the capital on Monday night when they encountered intense tear gas shelling by police on Haroonabad bridge in Swabi.
Police and Frontier Constabulary personnel used tear gas shells to try and disperse thousands of stick-wielding party workers when they tried to remove barricades put in place by police.
TV footage showed protesters fleeing from clouds of tear gas after leaving the cranes where they were. But they have gathered again at the Haroonabad bridge under the command of KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.
Some protesters also fainted due to the shelling, while others were injured by rubber bullets. KP government spokesman Mushtaq Ghani while talking to DawnNews said 15 PTI workers had sustained injuries from tear gas shelling