Mustafa Kamal arrest: War of words erupt between centre and province
ISLAMABAD: Tension has escalated between the Sindh and federal governments over arrest of the top Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leadership. The former wants to register a case against them, while the latter wants them to be released.
PSP held a protest march demanding basic necessities of life for the citizens of Karachi, including water, electricity, education, health and better transport. The rally was taken out from the FTC flyover and was heading towards Chief Minister House, in red zone of the city.
Police resorted to heavy water canon firing, baton-charging and teargas shelling on the participants of the rally who had barely reached near Aisha Bawany Academy school from FTC flyover.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan condemned the act of using force to disperse peaceful participants of the rally and arrest of the PSP leadership. He said the Sindh government had failed to provide the citizens basic necessities of life.
“The constitution gives permission to masses for holding peaceful protest,” he said.