The activists of PTI, PAT, MWM, Sunni Ittehad, Civil society organisation and journalists took out rallies and held demonstrations against the police torture on protesters and mediamen in Islamabad and demanded the government to step down to steer the country out of worst prevailing crisis.
According to details, in Bahawalpur, former opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Syed Tabish Alori suggested that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should dissolved the government and cabinet and form a new “National Government and Cabinet” having representation of Parliament parties while two advisers should be inducted from Pakistan Awami Tehreek to resolve the prevailing political crisis in the country.
Expressing his resentment over the current volatile situation, he said that a judicial commission comprising judges of Supreme Court should be set up to investigate rigging in the previous general elections. He stressed that new election commission should be formed after reforms which should be tasked with midterm elections. He urged the Punjab Chief Minister to step down to ensure a transparent investigation into Model Town incident.
He also shared his 10 points formula for bring the situation into normalcy
In Ahmedpur East, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf local chapter took out a motorbike rally in protest against PML-N government atrocities on PTI and PAT worker in Islamabad. Dozens of motorcyclists took the round of the city and reached Shikrani Chowk. The PTI activists were carrying placards inscribed slogans against PML-N government and also chanted slogans against Premier Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan. PTI leaders including Munir Malik, Abdul Basit Shikrani, Tariq Iqbal Chaudhry and Iqbal Danish led the rally. On the occasion, the PTI leaders and workers expressed their full confidence in the leadership of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
In Jhang, hundred workers of Majlis Wahdatul Muslamin, Sunni Ittehad and Pakistan Awami Tehreek took out a joint protest rally in Atharan Hazari against the police torture on protesters in red Zone in Islamabad. The participants of rally also staged a sit-in at Trimmu Headworks and blocked Jhang-Bhakkar Road. On the occasion, the police officials attempted to stop them from blocking road at which the protesters flared up and they attacked the police with sticks. The protesters tortured the police officials brutally. Resultantly 15 officials including 18-Hazari SHO Malik Imran Ali, Muhammad Ramzan, Naeem, Muhammad Naveed, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Akram, Tajamal Hussain, Zafar, Zahid Mansab, Ahmed, Asif Raza, Muhammad Iqbal, Ghazanfar Ali and Shaukat sustained serious injuries.
Rescue 1122 officials reached the spot and took nine seriously injured police officials to DHQ Hospital from where Constable Zahid Mansab was referred to Allied Hospital Faisalabad due to his critical condition.
On information, Jhang DPO Zeeshan Asghar with heavy contingent of police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The Atharan Hazari Police have registered a case against protesters and arrested some of them.
In Sargodha, the Journalist fraternity took a protest on Monday against police torture in Islamabad while black flag was hoisted at Press Club to mourn the police brutality. The Union of Journalists (Regd), Working Union of Journalists, Electronic Media Club, Electronic Cameraman Association, Media Workers Organization, Civil Society, Insaf Foundation, PTI and Tangh Wasaib Organization also took out a joint rally from Press Club to condemned the torture on media men. The participants of rally shouted slogans against the government and expressed solidarity with affected media persons. Sargodha Press Club President Naeem Akhtar Khan and Shaheen Farooqi addressed the participants and condemned police brutal torture on media men. They demanded to take strict action against the perpetrators.
In Hafizabad, local journalists strongly condemned the ransacking and forcibly occupying PTV Station in Islamabad by the mob of miscreants. They also condemned the negligence of the law enforcement agencies for not protecting this important government installation.
They have called upon the concerned authorities to arrest the miscreants after identifying them through the footages. They further said that setting free such miscreants would encourage them to commit further offences to tarnish the image of the government.