Vehicle runs over, kills two Gaza solidarity sit-in protestors in Islamabad

Police take driver into custody, impound vehicle

Our Correspondent May 20, 2024


At least two protesters were killed and three injured on Monday after a vehicle plowed through a Gaza solidarity rally organised by Jamaat-e-Islami at Islamabad's D Chowk.

The rally was organised by Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan. A JI spokesperson said that an unidentified individual ran over the protesters early morning. 

The driver of the vehicle was detained by law enforcers, according to police sources and the vehicle was impounded at Kohsar Police Station.

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JI's Senator Mushtaq held the government and Islamabad police accountable for the incident, demanding the arrest of those responsible for the attack on the peaceful sit-in, which has persisted for eight days.

Following this, the senator called for the prompt registration of an FIR. “This is not a political sit-in. The purpose of the sit-in is to wake the government up and raise our voice in favour of Palestine” said the senator.

The funeral prayer for the late JI worker, led by Mushtaq, took place at D Chowk and was attended by a large number of party workers and supporters.






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