Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): At least six people were killed and more than two hundred hundreds were injured as law enforcement agencies acted under court orders on Saturday to disperse protesters who had camped out at Islamabad's Faizabad Interchange Since Nov 8.
Dozens of activists of Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah and Sunni Tehreek staged protests and blocked major roads in several cities of Punjab province to protest police action against the Faizabad protesters.
The six killed were identified as Hafiz Mohammad Adeel, Jahanzaib Butt, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Sharjeel, Zohaib Ahmed and Mohammad Irfan.
Meanwhile, The Pakistan Rangers Punjab took control of the sit-in area at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad on Sunday morning.
Police and the Frontier Corps (FC) have been deployed at I-8 Markaz.
Rangers have also cordoned off the IJP Road, Expressway, Murree Road and the Faisal Avenue.
On Saturday, a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior had said a sufficient number of troops, to be determined by the Commander of the 111 Brigade, were being deployed in the capital to assist civil authorities in maintaining law and order. The troops have been deployed in aid of civil power under Article 245 of the Constitution and will remain in Islamabad until further order.
In response to the interior ministry, the army said it is fully ready to “perform the assigned task in line with its constitutional obligations a few aspects meriting prior to employment of army”.