Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Mian Javed Latif was injured in an attack in Sheikhupura by men protesting against the crackdown.
The federal government has issued a notification and directed Pakistan Army to send troops to take control over the capital s security and ensure peace.
DawnNews reported that protesters tried to break into the residence of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Faizabad.
Earlier, the Islamabad police, with the help of Frontier Constabulary personnel and other law enforcement agencies, launched an operation against protesters after the last of a long series of deadlines lapsed on Saturday morning without response from the agitators. "Suggested to handle Islamabad Dharna (sit-in) peacefully avoiding violence from both sides as it is not in national interest and cohesion", said spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor. The government puts the issue down to a clerical error.
Dawn and Geo News reported that there are prison vans, ambulances at the site. They support Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-e Labbaik Pakistan, the hardline Islamist movement spearheading demonstrations. Helicopters and drones are being used by the authorities for aerial surveillance.
Protesters had been blocking a key road connecting Islamabad and the neighboring city of Rawalpindi since November 8.Читайте также: New Pixel Launcher update brings newer features to first generation Pixel smartphones
8500 police and paramilitary rangers and frontier corps were deployed to clear the demonstrators.
However, the protesters regrouped agian and continued their siege of the capital that started about three weeks ago, demanding sacking of Law Minister Zahid Hamid for changes in a law related to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat (finality of prohpethood) oath in the Elections Act 2017.
In Lahore, protesters gathered in more than 30 locations, said Kiran Nazish, a local journalist.
Protests also broke out in Lahore and the southern port city of Karachi, local media reported.
There are no confirmations yet relating the news but many users in Pakistan are claiming that they are unable to access Facebook and other social media websites. Severe traffic jams, closed schools, suffering businesses all were the cons of this protest.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulating Authority (PEMRA) has issued coverage notice for electronic media and all satellite TV channels, the reports said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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