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07 Oct 2018 | 01:38 AM UTC

Pakistan: Pro-Sharif protesters arrested in Lahore October 6 /update 1

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Police arrest 150 PML-N workers at a pro-Shehbaz Sharif rally in Lahore; further protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Lahore, Pakistan

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Police arrested 150 members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) during a protest in Lahore (Punjab province) on Saturday, October 6. Hundreds of activists gathered at the Peshawar Press Club to protest the arrest of PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif the previous day. Protesters blocked Sher Shah Suri Road with burning tires. Related protests are possible in the coming days, particularly in Lahore, Punjab, and other urban centers.


The younger brother of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on Friday, October 5, for corruption. He is the current head of the PML-N and the Leader of the Opposition. The Sharif family alleges that the charges are false and politically motivated.


Individuals in Pakistan are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests, remain vigilant for signs of civil unrest, and adhere to instructions by local authorities.


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