Rawalpindi (November 25, 2017): Several men protesting following the crackdown on the Faizabad sit-in on Saturday attacked the residence of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar in Rawalpindi.
They broke the gate and tried to enter the house but were prevented from doing so police and security guards.
The protesters shouted slogans against the government and leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
They demanded an end to the government action against Tehreek-e-Labbaik leaders and activists across the country and the immediate sacking of Law Minister Zahid Hamid.The Islamabad police, aided by the Frontier Constabulary and Rangers, Saturday morning launched a crackdown on religious protesters camping at Faizabad intersection in Islamabad since November 8.
Television footage shows police officials surrounding the sit-in area and firing tear gas shells in a bid to disperse the protesters belonging to the Tehreek-e-Labaik. The protesters are retaliating by hurling stones and bricks at the law enforcers.Protests broke out all across the country on Saturday as the government started taking action against Faizabad sit-in protest in Islamabad.
As soon as the news of the action against Tehreek-e-Labbaik protesters spread in the country, a number of people came out on streets and blocked the Karachi’s Hasan Square roads. Meanwhile, a few unidentified people made the Orangi Town’s markets close down.