Man dies as protests spread to different cities
KARACHI (92 News) – After the launch of the operation against protestors on Saturday, protests started in Multan, Faisalabad, Okara, Sialkot, Kasur, Hyderabad, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Peshawar, Gujrat, Attock, Taxila and Sukkur.
Motorway and different roads were blocked at different points.
In Pindi Bhattian, a man was killed in the firing.
In Lahore, protesters blocked major roads such as Mall Road and set a vehicle on fire at Shahdara Chowk. They also blocked railway tracks in the area.
Lahore police had to resort to tear gas shelling to disperse the protesters. Further contingents of Rangers have been summoned to the site of protests. Metro bus services have been suspended. Several protesters have been detained.
In Karachi, protesters that had been staging a sit-in at the Numaish Chowrangi since morning shut down the access roads and forcefully closed all the shops in the area. Meanwhile, protests have also sprung up in various other parts of the city.