Raids, arrests across Pakistan in a nationwide crackdown against miscreants: Police sources

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Raids, arrests across Pakistan in a nationwide crackdown against miscreants: Police sources

*ISLAMABAD - Federal and provincial governments across Pakistan have started crack down against the miscreants involved in damaging public properties and rioting.*

*The rioters from across Pakistan involved in vandalizing during their protests against a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, are being identified and arrested by security forces countrywide. *

According to details, police has been registering cases against the culprits.

In Islamabad, 500 people have been booked and 12 have been arrested so far. The order to imprison 19 rioters under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) has also been issued.

Moreover,170 rioters have been taken into custody from Sheikhupura.

As per police officials, the miscreants were traced through videos shot during the demonstrations.

“In Sheikhupura, the rioters had not only damaged property but clashed and wounded 34 policemen,” police officials added.

Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has also summoned a report today from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) regarding the identities of the rioters.

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