Federal govt decides action against violent protesters

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has decided to take miscreants to the task who contributed into the destruction of State properties during recent protests against Asia Bibi’s acquittal in Blasphemy Case.

In a statement on Saturday, the Minister for State on Communication Murad Saeed said that it’s the time to establish that calls for protest shouldn’t be taken as a license to destruction.

“Videos and images of the protests post apex court’s decision will be scrutinized to identify the perpetrators who caused damage to the public property”, the minister said.

“The Constitution permits peaceful protests but under no circumstances can it be allowed to damage public and private property under the garb of protests”, he added.

Murad Saeed said that during two days of protests, the property of National Highways was damaged all over the Country.

“Billions will now have to be spent on repair works. We will identify these miscreants and bring them to justice,” he vowed.

The state minister said that it is commendable that the protest leadership has distanced itself from those who created havoc in the garb of protests.

Last night, an agreement was reached between the government and Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), paving the way for normalcy to return in the Country following three days of protests against Asia Bibi’s acquittal.

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