Police submit report to Interior Ministry over TLP’s KP protests


PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police on Wednesday submitted a report to the Ministry of Interior over protests that had engulfed the country in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Aasia Bibi.

Nowshera and Hangu were sites where incidents of vandalism and arson occurred, the report stated.

The report added that out of 25 cases registered against those responsible for the violence, eight suspects have been arrested.

In addition, those responsible for setting fire to Rashakai Interchange Toll Plaza were being tracked with 17 suspects already arrested over the incident.

After the three-day protest ended with the government striking a deal with the protesters, law enforcement agencies began a crackdown against ‘miscreants’ involved in damaging public and private property.