Protesters Supporting Mumtaz Qadri make damage worth Rs150 million to public propertyNews
The authorities have estimated loss to public infrastructure at nearly Rs150 million due to destruction at the hands of participants of a pro-Mumtaz Qadri sit-in that continues at D-Chowk.
Almost 100,558 inter-city commuters, according to a Punjab Metrobus Authority (PMA) estimate, were affected as the service remained suspended throughout the day.
On Sunday night, when police tried to stop the protesters from advancing towards D-Chowk they turned violent.
Parade Ground Station of the Metro Bus Service located on Jinnah Avenue was completely ransacked by the protesters, while heavy power generators and other installments were also set on fire.
Meanwhile, attendance at government and private offices located in and around the Red Zone remained considerably thin on the first working day of the week.
News Courtesy: The Express Tribune