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22 May 2019 | 09:24 AM UTC

Pakistan: Protests planned in urban centres May 22

Pakistan News Alert

The Volunteer Force Pakistan announces rallies in urban centres May 22 to denounce child abuse; localized disruptions and heightened security presence likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan


The Volunteer Force Pakistan is planning to hold multiple rallies in Pakistan on Wednesday, May 22, to denounce recurrent child abuse. Protesters are expected to gather outside Press Clubs in Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha, Malakand, Hafizabad, and Gilgit, starting from 16:00 (local time). Transportation and business disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the protests along with a heightened security presence.  


Individuals in the abovementioned areas are advised to avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media, and anticipate transportation and business disruptions near protest sites and a heightened security presence.


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