November 29, 2021

TLP Protesters who attacked policemen will be identified, arrested: Chaudhry

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that TLP protesters who attacked policemen will be identified using CCTV cameras and videos, and arrested, he said in a tweet on Friday, Cases will be registered against them under the terrorism law, he said.

The federal minister said that a cell has been set up comprising NADRA, and Safe City Lahore members. The cell will identify all the protesters involved in the attack.

Protests in major cities across Pakistan erupted on April 12 when TLP workers took to the streets, to protest against the arrest of their chief Saad Hussain Rizvi.

During the violence of the religious group damaged 30 vehicles of law enforcement agencies, while two police officers were killed.

So far, 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, the summary added.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed visited CMH and DHQ hospitals in Rawalpindi on Friday.

He inquired about the health of police and Rangers personnel injured in violence by workers of proscribed religious group.