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LIVE UPDATES: Protests break out across country after Faizabad crackdown, 150 injured

Islamabad Administration’s operation is going on to clear Faizabad interchange of protestors. Police, Rangers and FC personnel are engaged in the operation using tear gas to disperse the protestors of religious parties. At least 150 people including police, FC personnel and civilians have been injured. The crackdown has triggered protests in various other citeis including...

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 25, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Nov 25, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago

Islamabad Administration's operation is going on to clear Faizabad interchange of protestors.

Police, Rangers and FC personnel are engaged in the operation using tear gas to disperse the protestors of religious parties.

At least 150 people including police, FC personnel and civilians have been injured.

The crackdown has triggered protests in various other citeis including Karachi where supporters of religious parties clashed with police in various areas, triggering massive traffic jam in the city.

Also read: LIVE UPDATES: Situation turns tense in Karachi after Faizabad crackdown

LIVE UPDATES

 

  • Protest sit-ins underway at Karachi's Numaish Chowrangi and Lahore's Cheering Cross.
  • Leaders of a protest presented a new set of demands to end their three-week agitation. Earlier they had demanded Law Minister Zahid Hamid's resignation but now they want the entire federal cabinet to go home.
  • Roads have been cleared by Rangers and police in Karachi. Police says the Shahrah-e-Faisal has been cleared of protestors at Nursery and Star Gate, with traffic now seen smoothy running on Shahrah-e-Faisal.
  • A truck was set on fire near Nathakhan bridge on Shahrah-e-Faisal.
  • Police fire tear gas shells in an attempt to disperse stone-pelting protesters.
  • Police and armed protesters clash at Nursery, Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi.
  • Heavy contingent of police deployed at residence of former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
  • Chaudhry Nisar's house in Faizabad pelted with stones by angry protesters
  • Dharna protests being held at Chairing Cross and Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore
  • YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and news channels shut down across country
  • Several news channels go off air in Islamabad on orders of PEMRA
  • Four more additional vehicles of police torched by protesters in Faizabad
  • Supporters of religious parties block Hub River Road in Karachi causing a traffic jam
  • Clashes erupt between police and protesters in Karachi's Star Gate area
  • Protesters have taken to the streets in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Gujranwala against Faizabad crackdown
  • 30 police officials and 14 FC personnel have been injured so far
  • Protesters in Lahore burn tyres, block roads leading to Gujranwala and Sheikhupura
  • Number of injured has gone up to 75 persons
  • Islamabad motorway has been closed for traffic keeping in mind the tense situation in the city at the moment
  • Protesters set fire to four vehicles at Faizabad Interchange
  • Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is closely following the situation in Faizabad at the moment
  • Islamabad district administration has presented a report to the government, recommending to call in the armed forces
  • District administration has advised the government to call in the army to help control the situation
  • The toll of injured persons as a result of the Faizabad Operation has risen to 63
  • Scores of protesters bearing sticks come out in Karachi to protest the crackdown taking place at Faizabad
  • One police official is martyred due to the Faizabad operatio
  • Backlash of operation in Islamabad spreads to Lahore as protesters block Metro bus
  • Protesters gain ground in Sohan and force security forces to retreat after another fierce clash
  • 9 police officers, 3 FC officials and 9 citizens have been injured in the operation
  • The number of protesters taken into custody by law enforcement agencies number around 80
  • Security forces come near to the point where leaders of the dharna protest have retreated to.
  • Protesters and police pelt stones at each other. Protesters belonging to religious parties set fire to their own tents.
  • Protests intensify in Karachi in the wake of the Faizabad operation.

Also read: Protests in Karachi intensify in the wake of Faizabad operation

  • Police have taken control of the Faizabad bridge, according to government sources.
  • Security forces have also been injured and affected due to the tear gas shelling. The injured among them have been shifted to PIMS Hospital for medical treatment. As per reports, emergency has been imposed in hospitals across Rawalpindi.
  • Most of the protesters retreated and the others who were attempting to flee were taken into custody. Heavy contingents of Police, Frontier Constabulary and Rangers are taking part in the operation.
  • Islamabad Administration in compliance of Court orders has launched operation against the protest sit-in at Faizabad interchange to clear the area.

  • In an attempt to disperse the protesters who have blocked the main Faizabad Interchange, law enforcement personnel resorted to tear gas shelling.
  • Islamabad administration had warned protesters to disperse and call off their protest by midnight on Friday night. However, protesters hailing from religious parties had refused to heed the warnings from the government and had continued their protest.

Also read: Call off protest or face 'strict' legal action: Govt warns Islamabad protesters

 

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