The Interior Ministry on Wednesday released a detailed report on arrests made across the country following a three-day protest by a religious party.
It may be recalled that nationwide protests were violent, as a result of which 3 people including two policemen were killed while more than 100 policemen were injured.
According to the report, more than 2,135 people have been arrested in connection with the violent protests and the country’s anti-terrorism laws have led to chaos, clashes with police, vandalism of public and private property and violence. Cases of resorting to
The majority of protesters (1,669) were arrested from Punjab, 228 from Sindh, 193 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 45 from the federal capital Islamabad, according to the report.
The protest lasted for three days during which protesters blocked roads, causing massive traffic jams. Many hospitals in Lahore, especially those treating patients with the coronavirus, were troubled by the lack of oxygen. Due to blocked roads, oxygen cylinders could not reach the hospitals in time, which created a worrying situation.
Meanwhile, people in the country’s major cities were stranded on the roads due to traffic jams that lasted for four to five hours.
During the protests, a police officer was beaten to death with sticks, while protesters hurled stones at security personnel, seriously injuring him.
Meanwhile, the government has decided to ban the Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
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