Protest inside red zone turns into a sit-in

Protest inside red zone turns into a sit-in


Hundreds of protesters, who stormed the red zone in Islamabad on Sunday, have converted their demonstration into a sit-in outside the Parliament House, refusing to budge from their position until their demands are met.

The protest, which initially began in Rawalpindi to mark 40 days of Qadri’s death, turned ugly after miscreants set fire to several vehicles on their way into the red zone.

A spokesman of the PST claimed over 1,100 activists had been rounded up by the law enforcement agencies. He warned of countrywide protests if the detained suspects were not released.

A senior city administration officer said talks with the protesters were underway on the government level. He rejected the idea of using force to disperse the protesters.

Expressing displeasure over the violence, the interior minister has ordered the Islamabad administration to take immediate measures to restore routine life in the capital.


News Courtesy: The Express Tribune

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