Islamabad: According to latest reports, protestors have set on fire police vehicles whereas 110 persons including both the police and the protestors have been reported injured so far. There are also reports that one policeman has been martyred by the injury caused due to pelting of the stones by the protestors. Emergency has been declared at all the hospitals whereas all schools and government offices are closed.
Protests starts spreading across country
Islamabad/Lahore/KARACHI – The ongoing joint operation of police, Frontier Corpse (FC) and Rangers personnel against sit-in of Sunni Tehreek and Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah parties have sparked protests in other parts of country today (Saturday).
According to details, the situation in Karachi worsened when people supporting the sit-in took to the streets. The protesters blocked Numaish Chowrangi and chanted slogans against the government. The flow of traffic also got severely affected.
In Rawat, the protesters barricaded main G.T Road near Channi Pull and demanded to stop the operation whereas the mob also resorted to stone pelting at the cars in Sheikhupura’s at Batti Chowk.
In Lahore, people burned tyres and blocked roads leading to Gujranwala. They also surrounded railway track after which a clash erupted between police and them.
Meanwhile, long queues of vehicles were seen in Okara and Renala Khurd while a protest was also witnessed in Daska.
On the other hand, Police, Frontier Corpse (FC) and Rangers personnel launched crackdown against Faizabad sit-in protesters on early Saturday morning after the deadline given by the local administration to clear the main road expired at midnight.
The operation was carried out after police personnel repeatedly directed the protesters to call-off their sit-in. The officers resorted to teargas and rubber bullets firing over which the workers of religious parties hurled stones at them.