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Around 1800 rioters arrested across Pakistan after TLP protest

ISLAMABAD: As per the Ministry of Interior, nearly 1800 rioters have been apprehended, countrywide, by law enforcement agencies for being allegedly involved in vandalism and harassment of citizens during protests led by far right Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). The Interior Ministry provided the number of arrestees who had been booked under relevant sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). According to details, the demonstrations, which were followed by a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, caused massive…

LHC to hear case seeking compensation for vandalism during TLP protest

LAHORE: A petition seeking compensation of the damages caused to public property during protests led by the far-right Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) is scheduled for hearing on Monday by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Justice Aatir Mehmood will hear the petition filed by a citizen, praying that the court should direct the Punjab government to make up for the massive destruction of public and private property due to TLP protests against a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi.  The petition further read that…

10-day ban on pillion riding lifted across Sindh

KARACHI: The provincial government has lifted the 10-day ban on pillion riding and rallies across the Sindh on Saturday. “The ban imposed for ten days on pillion riding, rallies and gathering of four persons has been withdrawn with immediate effect,” read a notification issued by the Sindh home department. The reason behind the ban, which came in effect from October 31, was not particularly specified by the government, but according to reports, the decision has been taken in the wake of protests and rioting fears after…

Chief Minister Shah cuts his Islamabad visit short amid tensions

KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah has decided to cut his Islamabad visit short and will return back to Karachi in the wake of the tense situation in the province after Supreme Court verdict in the Asia Bibi case. Chief Minister of Sindh has contacted with the Director General (DG) Rangers and I.G. Sindh and directed them to restore traffic flow on roads in Sindh province. According to sources, provincial government has prepared a strategy to end the protest sit-ins in various cities of the province and…