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World News | Islamabad police detain more than 500 for violence after Imran Khan arrest


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Islamabad [Pakistan], May 14 (ANI): Islamabad police said on Sunday that 564 people have been detained for acts of violence following the arrest of Pakistan Justice Instigation (PTI) chief Imran Khan and arrests are underway, Dawn reported. more people. Government property worth 250 million Pakistani rupees (PKR) was damaged during the violent protests, it said.

Protests erupted in Pakistan after Imran Khan was arrested in Islamabad on May 9. PTI workers staged protests in several cities across the country, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala, Peshawar and Mardan.

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Protesters torched 12 cars and 34 motorcycles, according to Islamabad police. Islamabad police said on its official Twitter account that armed protesters attacked Tarnool police station, Sangjani police station and Ramna police station. Police said 11 border guards and 71 police officers were injured during the protest, Dawn newspaper reported.

Islamabad police said in a tweet, “Government property worth Rs 250 crore was damaged during violent protests. Protesters set fire to 12 cars and 34 motorcycles including SP Industrial Zone offices. Armed protesters attacked Tarnool Police station, Sangjani police station and Ramna police station. 11 FC personnel and 71 police officers and jawans were injured in violent protest. 26 cases have been registered against vicious elements. Islamabad police detained 564 people involved in violence. More Many people are being arrested.”

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Pakistani Prime Minister Sheikh Baz Sharif on Saturday ordered authorities to arrest within 72 hours all criminals and attackers who vandalized and set fire to Jinnah House, as well as military and civilian installations, ARY News reported.

Shehbaz Sharif gave the instruction while chairing the meeting at the Punjab Safe City Authority headquarters in Lahore. “All criminals, planners, instigators and attackers involved in the acts of vandalism should be arrested within the next 72 hours,” ARY News reported.

He further said, “This is a critical mission that requires swift action to ensure the safety of our citizens.” Shehbaz Sharif said, “I am deeply disturbed by the situation and I would like to request the Chief Minister to act immediately.”

Sharif said that he made it clear to the caretaker chief minister of Punjab, Muhshinakvi, that any act of vandalism is unacceptable and those behind wrongdoing will be apprehended and brought to justice, according to ARY news reports.

He tweeted: “I have set a 72 hour target for law enforcement agencies to apprehend everyone involved in aiding, abetting and committing shameful acts of arson, looting, vandalism and vandalism of public and private property. All available Resources, including technical assistance and intelligence, are being deployed to hunt down these elements. Bringing these individuals to justice is a test case for the government. Their cases will be tried by the Anti-Terrorism Court.” (Ani)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)


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