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President tweets ‘anger’ over protocol breach FIRs

KARACHI: President Arif Alvi has expressed displeasure over the registration of FIRs against citizens for trying to obstruct the movement of his security protocol in Karachi.

In a tweet, the president said: “FIR against the person protesting against security is ridiculous. When people are inconvenienced they do react.”

A day earlier, the Shahrah-e-Faisal and Tipu Sultan police stations registered two separate cases on complaints lodged by traffic police officers.

According to the FIR registered by the Shahrah-e-Faisal police, a citizen not only created hindrance to the president’s protocol on Shahra-e-Faisal on Saturday night, but also prompting other citizens to not stop their vehicles to give the way to it.

The man allegedly manhandled police personnel deployed for the president’s security and removed security barriers placed on the road.

Another FIR registered at the Tipu Sultan police station said some FixIt campaigners forcefully opened the road which was closed to the traffic to ensure uninterrupted movement of President Arif Alvi’s convoy.

The cases were registered under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) provisions that stipulate punishment for obstructing officials in the discharge of their duties and instigating citizens.

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