Main roads of Lahore reopened after crack down

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LAHORE: Main roads of Lahore were reopened for traffic Thursday morning following the joint operation of the police and Rangers against Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan protesters.

In Karachi police also launched crackdown against the TLP activists and detention orders were issued against three leaders of the religious party.

Following arrest of TLP Cheif Saad Hussain Rizvi, protests erupted on April 12. Main roads in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and other major cities were blocked.

The summary sent by the interior ministry to cabinet said that two policemen were killed, 580 people injured during the three-day protest. The protesters set ablaze 30 police vans.

At least 115 FIRs have been registered and 2,063 workers arrested. In Punjab, 1669 workers were arrested, 228 in Sindh, 193 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 43 in Islamabad.