Over 1,800 miscreants arrested across Pakistan under terrorism charges
ISLAMABAD -1800 miscreants have been arrested from all over the country involved in vandalism, torture and arson during demonstrations following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi.
The number of arrestees was provided by the Ministry of Interior, which said they had been booked under relevant sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
In Islamabad, cases have been registered against 700 people, 56 arrested and 26 have been remanded. Orders have also been issued to imprison 19 rioters under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO). According to Islamabad administration, 33 rioters have been identified.
In Karachi, cases have been registered in 34 police stations across the city against rioters. In Lahore, eight suspects have been sent on a 14-day physical remand.
A case has been registered against former MNA Aslam Kachela and 300 others in Sargodha, whereas, seven have been booked in DI Khan.
Further, 70 rioters have been arrested from Sheikhupura.