New Delhi: Violent clashes erupted between Pakistan’s security forces and radical Islamists leaving 4 people dead including two policemen, and 15 others injured, during a Pro-Islamic rally in Lahore, Pakistan.
The rally was taken out by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan from Lahore to Islamabad demanding Imran Khan Government to release their leader Saad Rizvi, who was arrested in 2020 for rallies against France after a French magazine published caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.
According to Police officials, “Over 2,500 tear gas shells were fired at the TLP workers to stop them from proceeding to their destination i.e. Islamabad. The Mob eventually killed 2 police officers and the condition of 15 others is critical.”
Lahore was cut from the rest of Pakistan on Friday with enforcement agencies placing containers at all its entry and exit points. And the pressure on Imran Khan Government is increasing.
Earlier, The government of Pakistan had called the National Assembly session to debate the French envoy’s expulsion. The government also announced the formation of a special committee to discuss the matter and asked the government and the opposition to engage with each other to develop common ground on the issue.