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15 Jun 2019 | 08:21 PM UTC

Pakistan: Anti-government protest planned in Lahore June 16

Pakistan News Alert

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party and Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP) to stage demonstration in Lahore June 16; localized disruptions and heightened security presence likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Lahore

Event

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party is slated to stage a demonstration in Lahore on Sunday, June 16, to highlight socioeconomic grievances, including unemployment and inflation. The Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP) has announced its intention to join the demonstration to protest the government's agricultural policies. Further details regarding the time and location of the gatherings have not been made public as of Friday, June 14.

Transportation and business disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the protests along with a heightened security presence.  

Advice

Individuals in Lahore 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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