JI condemns police action against protesters

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KARACHI: The Karachi Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leaders strongly condemned the police behaviour against peaceful protesters in Orangi Town area as at least five people were injured while several others were arrested on Sunday.

A large number of people residing at Islam Chowk area of Orangi Town took to the streets on Sunday against rising theft and robberies in the area as well as the inability of the police to arrest the robbers.

The police resorted to aerial firing and baton change against protestors.

In a joint statement on Sunday, Engr. Naeem, District West Chief Abdul Razzaq Khan and Zonal head of Orangi Zone Manazir Hussain admitted that the police failed in curbing crime in Orangi Town area.

They were of the view that holding a protest demonstration against the failure of relevant police stations is a basic democratic right of the citizens.

The JI leaders demanded the Sindh Police Inspector General AD Khawaja to take notice of the deteriorating law and order situation in the Orangi Town area of district west.