Islamabad crackdown: Protesters ransack Law Minister Zahid Hamid's house in Pasrur


Protesters have started gathering at the Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad again following the government's suspension of its crackdown against them, launched Saturday morning. The blockage has paralysed the capital and blocked the traffic on the Islamabad Expressway since November 6.

Pakistan cracked down on radical Islamist protestors in Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Saturday, calling in the military to restore law and order after violence broke out following an attempt by security forces to disperse the demonstrators.

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According to health officials, more than 200 people, including at least 95 security personnel, were injured in the clashes and shifted to various hospital of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

There are prison vans, ambulances at the site.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority told TV channels not to broadcast footage of the operation and took all channels off air.

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There are no confirmations yet relating the news but many users in Pakistan are claiming that they are unable to access Facebook and other social media websites.

Sindh MYC President Asadullah Bhutto in a statement said that people's routine lives had come to a halt, owing to violent incidents as the protest had been expanded throughout the country from Islamabad.

Earlier in the day, a man was reported dead in a firing incident outside the residence of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, head of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army's media wing, said that Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa telephoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and suggested that the sit-in be resolved peacefully.

The first error which was identified in the SRO was the serial number, which ended with 2013, which points towards the year of issue.

The group is demanding the resignation of the country's law minister for what it considers blasphemy after amended parliamentary bills weakened rules that require lawmakers to reference the Prophet Mohammed when taking their oaths.

Under the restored clause, voters registering for general elections have to declare that they believe that Mohammad was the final prophet, otherwise their names will be put on a separate list for Ahmedis or Qadianis - a minority sect parliament declared non-Muslim in 1974.

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