Islamabad crackdown: Protesters ransack Law Minister Zahid Hamid's house in Pasrur

Protesters shatter windows and damage furniture at the minister's hometown residence


News Desk November 25, 2017
Law Minister Zahid Hamid. PHOTO: File

Incensed by the government crackdown on the Faizabad sit-in, several men affiliated with a religious group attacked the residence of Law Minister Zahid Hamid in his hometown of Pasrur, Sialkot district.

The protesters, belonging to the Tehreek-e-Labbaik, broke into and ransacked the minister's haveli, Express News reported.

They shattered windows and damaged furniture. The minister, however, is in Islamabad.

Security forces launched on Saturday a crackdown on religious protesters camping at Faizabad Intersection in Islamabad since November 8.

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The protesters, who before Saturday numbered some 2,000 people, are demanding that federal law minister Zahid Hamid resign over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the oath that election candidates must swear.

Protests broke out all across the country after the government started taking action against the participants of the Faizabad sit-in in Islamabad.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Mian Javed Latif was injured in an attack in Sheikhupura by men protesting against the crackdown.

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The lawmaker from NA-133 (Sheikhupura) was in the Batti Chowk area to negotiate with the protesters, Express News reported.

One of the MNA’s security guards was also injured in the attack.

Several men protesting the Faizabad crackdown also attempted to break into the house of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar in Rawalpindi.

The irate men broke the main gate and tried to enter the premises but were confronted by police and security guards.

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