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12 Oct 2020 | 10:53 AM UTC

Pakistan: Nationwide protests scheduled for October 14

Pakistan News Alert

The Jamaat-e-Islami party has called for nationwide demonstrations on October 14; anticipate associated disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan

Event

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party has called for nationwide demonstrations on Wednesday, October 14, over issues concerning the Sindh provincial capital. Participants are likely to gather in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, and Peshawar, with authorities likely to deploy security personnel to disperse such gatherings; clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the rally. Localized disruptions to travel and business services in the area are possible.

Advice

Those in Punjab province are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all gatherings, anticipate associated disruption, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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