PTI leaders claimed today that two of its supporters have died from police use of tear gas to prevent hundreds of supporters from entering the capital, Islamabad, for a planned protest demanding the prime minister step down.

"Two of our workers have been killed due to excessive use of expired tear-gas shells," said Shah Mehmood Qureshi, a senior leader of opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said on local Geo TV.

At least one PTI worker has been confirmed dead because of being injured by police tear gas shelling at provincial interchange, reported Waqt News.

The worker whose name is reported as Inam Ullah was critically injured by shelling and rubber bullets fired by police at Swabi provincial interchange yesterday, died today according to the District Nazim.

Inam Ullah’s funeral prayers will be offered today at 4:00 PM.

Hundreds of supporters of the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan clashed with police overnight trying to enter Islamabad for a planned citywide shutdown on Wednesday.