Sunday, 10 March 2013

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Bagh area and sought by tomorrow a report from the Punjab’s Inspector General of police and provincial advocate general over the incident, DawnNews reported.
The apex court’s hearing over the case was expected to commence from Monday (Mar 11).
Several protests and demonstration were held on Sunday in various cities of Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad against Saturday’s Badami Bagh incident in Lahore which saw at least125 houses belonging to the Christian community burnt by a mob allegedly enraged over a blasphemy incident.
Members of the Christian community staged protests on Ferozepur road in Lahore. Some enraged demonstrators resorted to stone pelting and broke the windows of buses and stands of the recently-launched Metro Bus service in Lahore. Police also fired aerial shots to disperse the mob but to no avail.
Similarly members of civil society, along with members of Christian and other minority communities staged a demonstration infront of Karachi Press Club on Sunday. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists and lawmakers also participated in the sit-in.
Police personnel fired teargas shells to disperse the protesting demonstrators.
Similar demonstrations were held in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Spokesperson for Punjab Government, Pervez Rasheed said that those involved in the Badami Bagh incident would be tried under the anti-terror laws.
An initial investigation report over the incident was submitted by Punjab’s Inspector General police to provincial Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday according to which timely action by the police had prevented the loss of life.


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