Karachi,Mar.28 (ANI): Around 2, 000 people are protesting the execution of Mumtaz Qadri ,a former Punjab police commando hanged last month for assassinating Punjab governor Salman Taseer , at D-Chowk within Islamabad’s Red Zone.
The demonstration that started early Sunday evening is still underway although the crowd has diminished from 10,000 to around 2,000 protesters, reports The Express Tribune.
People look at trucks burnt by supporters of the religious party Sunni Tehreek during a march toward the parliament building in Islamabad.
The protesters led by Sunni Tehreek (ST) and Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool (SAW) leadership had arrived in the capital and have announced to stay in the Red Zone unless the government accepts these demands, which include implementation of Shariah in the country and declaring Mumtaz Qadri a martyr.
The government called in the army to control the law and order situation in the capital after some protesters resorted to violence and allegedly damaged public property.(ANI)