Tuesday Apr 13 2021 | 07:16 PM
A policeman has died and 74 people have been left wounded as violence erupted during sit-ins in Lahore by a religious party.
The demonstrators were reported by police to have pelted stones among other violent actions.
Among those wounded are a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Station House Officers (SHOs), the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) said.
He said that the constable to have died, whom he identified as Afzal, fell victim to stone pelting in Shahdra.
The CCPO said that the protesters are being rounded up and arrests being made.
Tuesday Apr 13 2021 | 06:51 PM
Due to sit-ins being observed by a religious party in Lahore and other cities of Pakistan the flow of traffic has been seriously hampered.
In Lahore, Ferozepur road, Chongi Amar Sadhu, Bhatta Chowk, Shah Kaam Chowk and Raiwind Road were all blocked for traffic.
Khayaban Chowk, Yateem Khana, Scheme Mor, Iqbal Town, Shah Pur Kanjran and Multan Road were also blocked.
Moreover, Darogha Wala Chowk, Shahdara Mor, Begum Kot, EMC Society and Canal Road were completely closed to all kinds of traffic.
Additionally, Burki Gol Chakkar, New Shad Bagh, Krol Ghati, Ring Road, Samanabad Mor, Ameen Chowk, Ghazi Chowk, Mohlnawal, Kacha Jail Road were also closed to vehicular traffic.