KARACHI: Law enforcement officials continue to crack down on protesters creating a law and order situation in the city following the arrest of the head of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Saad Hussain Rizvi.
Police began cracking down on protesters, sit-in and criminals and arresting those involved in disturbing the law and order situation in the city.
In the East district, five different FIRs at four different police stations, including Soldier Bazaar, New Town, PIB Colony and Jamshed Quarters, were registered against 30 criminals, of which two FIRs were registered under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
According to SSP Malir Subdistrict Irfan Bahadur, who was also injured after protesters pelted the police with stones, the Gerbang Bintang area was badly affected in Malir Regency. However, a heavy contingent of law enforcement took control of the situation and arrested 16 criminals and registered cases at the Airport Police Station.
In the Southern district, the Kharadar police registered a case against criminals while the police also detained one Arshad Qadri under the MPO. Qadri is affiliated with TLP.
In the Central district, 35 criminals were arrested by Bilal Colony and New Karachi police and registered cases against them. In the West district, as many as 25 criminals were arrested by the city police of Mominabad, Baldia and Orangi.
Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) workers and supporters continued protests in parts of Karachi for the second day in a row against the arrest of Saad Hussain Rizvi. The protests continued to halt traffic as commuters faced difficulty reaching their destinations on Tuesday. On Tuesday morning, vehicle traffic was also halted. However, vehicle traffic recovered after negotiations between protesters and the relevant authorities.
According to the Karachi Traffic Police, the sit-in continued at Hub River Road and Korangi No 2.5 while a large contingent of law enforcement remained present at Star Gate, Sharae Faisal, where protesters attempted to stop vehicle traffic.