KARACHI: Police on Friday launched Jamat-e-Islami Deputy Amir Hafiz Naeem after a number of hours of detention. Police had earlier surrounded Idara Noor-e-Haq and took into custody Naeem and three employees together with Dr Farrukh — hours earlier than the get together was scheduled to protest in opposition to the Karachi Electrical.
Earlier, following their chief’s arrest, JI employees blocked each the tracks of the Shahra-e-Faisal.
Police reached the spot and began tear fuel shelling and aerial shelling to disperse protesters. Extra contingents of police have been referred to as in to regulate the scenario, as protesters additionally resorted to pelting stones.
Individuals have been confronted with nice issue and used footpaths as different routes.
Police tried to barter with the get together’s management to finish the protest. The JI employees who have been earlier protesting on the MA Jinnah highway additionally tried to achieve Shahra-e-Faisal.
On the time of Naeem’s arrest, a scuffle additionally broke out between the get together employees and police.
JI Amir Siraj-ul Haq had protested the arrest of the get together chief.
Earlier, Hafiz Naeem held a press convention, the place he stated that the problem just isn’t associated to the get together’s protest at Shahra-e-Faisal however of going in opposition to the KE.
He stated that the get together doesn’t wish to disrupt the peace of town, including that the JI solely deliberate to protest in opposition to overcharging of electrical energy shoppers.
The JI spokesman stated that police had blocked routes coming from and to the JI establishment, including that police mobiles and water tankers had been put in place to dam the routes.
For shifting the detained employees, a jail van additionally reached Idara Noor-e-Haq.
Earlier whereas chatting with Geo Information, Hafiz Naeem stated that arrests have additionally been made previously, including that his get together is peaceable.
He stated that the get together’s scheduled protest in opposition to Karachi Electrical company could be held as per schedule.
JI Amir Siraj-ul-Haq condemned the arrests, saying that police can’t cease the get together from protest by way of such acts.
Sit-ins, gatherings, and protests are a democratic proper of individuals, he stated.
In keeping with the spokesman, on the time of crackdown, Hafiz Naeem was additionally current on the constructing.
The JI employees have been to protest in opposition to the current hike within the tariff of the Karachi Electrical company (KE) right this moment at Shahra-e-Faisal.
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