Ban on Shia website: Police disperse protest rally in Karachi

Protesters wanted to register their complaint to PTA against the ban on watchdog website,

Web Desk July 17, 2012

KARACHI: Police officials resorted to using teargas and aerial firing to disperse a protest rally by the Shia Action Committee (SAC) near Numaish Chowrangi in Karachi, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The protesters wanted to go to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) office on Shahrah-e-Faisal and register their complaint against the ban on a watchdog website,

The law enforcers had told the participants of the rally that they will not be allowed to reach their destination and the protest route was blocked. However the protesters, mostly youngsters, overcame the blockade and moved on.

The protesters also threw stones at the police officials present in the area and burnt tyres. Groups of new protesters joined the demonstration later.

No arrests have been made so far.

The block on the Shia killing watchdog site came almost a week after the regulatory body had blocked the official website of the Ahmadiyya community, which was unblocked later.


Noise | 9 years ago | Reply

@Raj - USA The Shia population can replenish itself, thank you. We dont need the aid of short lived nation-states like Pakistan, or India for that matter. Your countries will fall but we will endure as we always have.

Wajahat Laeeq | 9 years ago | Reply

May ALLAH bless us with the true understanding of ISLAM save us all.

If those insane people think they are doing service of islam by doing this they are nothing but Retards

If they have courage i dare them to go and liberate women and kids from Sindh fudals private Jails. I bet they wont as these cowards only kill weaker and civilians

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