ISLAMABAD- Over seventy police personnel were injured when infuriated workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek pelted stones at them near airport in Islamabad today.
On the orders of the interior ministry, the police showed restraint and did not resort to the use of force against the protesters. Injured police personnel have been shifted to PIMs, Polyclinic and District Headquarters Hospital Rawalpindi.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government has announced a compensation of Rs300,000 for the injured police personnel. Punjab Law Minister Rana Mashood has said that workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek have not been arrested anywhere in Punjab. He said the government respects people’s right to peaceful protest.