Published On: Mon, Mar 28th, 2016

Sit-in underway outside Parliament House


ISLAMABAD: Troops of Pakistan army remained deployed on the streets of Islamabad on Monday as Mumtaz Qadri’s supporters continued protest sit-in in heart of the federal capital.

Yesterday, thousands of supporters of the former police bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri, who was hanged for killing ex-Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, gathered in Islamabad and Rawalpindi in the afternoon to offer prayers.

They later turned toward Islamabad, which was patrolled by hundreds of police and paramilitary soldiers.

Clashes erupted after riot police carrying batons and shields fired tear gas to try to prevent them pushing closer to the city centre.

Some protesters set fire to a container while chanting slogans.

To control the situation, army deployed troops on streets and at key government buildings of Islamabad to secure the Red Zone around Parliament, where protesters were gathering.


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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology