Two killed, several injured during protests on Saad Rizvi’s arrest

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13th Apr, 2021. 11:44 am
Saad Hussain Rizvi

Saad Hussain Rizvi

Two deaths and several injuries were reported after violence erupted in major cities of Pakistan following the arrest of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Chief Allama Saad Hussain Rizvi.

According to the details, Saad Hussain Rizvi was arrested a day after he demanded that the federal government expel the ambassador of France over blasphemous lampoons.

TLP demanded expulsion French ambassador and banning import of goods from that country. Within the next few hours of Saad Rizvi’s arrest, protesters took to the streets and blocked the Grand Trunk Road on a number of points. All main cities like Lahore, Gujranwala, Islamabad and Peshawar were cut off from each other and the rest of the country.

The activists held sit-ins at various points in Hyderabad, Sukkur and Karachi. They blocked highways, motorways and train tracks, disrupting life in a better part of the country and causing violence as protesters clashed with police at many places.

Police in Lahore reported that two constables and one station house officer were injured whereas in Karachi, three policemen were also injured.

On the other hand, according to the traffic police, the majority of the roads have now been cleared. The University Road, Malir, Hassan Square, Orangi 5, and Shahrah-e-Faisal have been reopened for traffic.

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