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Protesters leave PTV building, transmissions restored

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan television transmissions restored on Monday after Army troops and Rangers reached to the state television building in Islamabad and vacated it from the protesters entered in the premises, ARY News reported.

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The protesters engaged in street battles with policemen after a long stand off in Islamabad, had broken the gate of Pakistan Television building and entered in the premises in federal capital.

The protesters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), vacated the building after military troops ordered them to leave.

The protesters after their entry at the television headquarter buildings forced shut down of the transmissions of PTV News and PTV World.

Policemen deployed at the building without offering any resistance to the protesters retreated from the scene.

Federal Interior Ministry came into action after the incident and called the troops for assistance to the civil administration so as the protesters could be removed from the television building.

The military rushed to the premises and directed the protesters to leave the premises within 10 minutes.

The protesters followed the orders and vacated the building.

The transmissions of the television were suspended after hundreds of protesters entered in the building.

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Protesters leave PTV building, transmissions restored

by Shakoor Nizamani