Over 30 IJT men held for agitation
KARACHI, Aug 28: At least 30 workers of the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba were
booked and arrested on Monday when the police foiled their attempt to hold a
protest demonstration in front of the Karachi Press Club, police
The IJT, however, claimed that more than 50 workers, who were
either coming to join the demonstration or leaving it, were taken into custody
after the demonstration.
DIG Javed Ali Shah Bukhari said that a
total of 30 IJT workers were arrested. "The IJT workers arrested near the
Karachi Press Club have been booked for creating disturbances and resorting to
violent activities," he added.
The information secretary of the IJT,
Karachi, said the workers held a demonstration to protest against the killing of
Farhan Butt by activists of the Punjabi Student Association. "The police
arrested our workers when some of them were going back after the demonstration
and the others who were coming to join the demonstration," he added.
said at least 17 IJT workers were arrested by the Rangers at the Jinnah
Postgraduate Medical Centre, where they had gathered to attend Quran Khwani for
Farhan Butt. Dawn