KARACHI – Police officials were assaulted when they stopped the people from offering Juma prayer in the city’s Liaquatabad on Friday.
Police said, a local mosque’s Imam, led the Friday prayers despite the three-hour complete lockdown in place. Upon violation, the officials tried to stop the locals but they were attacked by the angry mob.
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Two officials were injured during the scuffle while others took the shelter in nearby houses. According to Police “People were instigated by the prayer leader when he was told about the ban on congregational prayers,” the police added.
Later, police have arrested four people including Imam of a local mosque for violating lockdown imposed by the government and inciting violence.
Provincial authorities took strong measures today to ensure a complete lockdown across Sindh from 12 to 3:30 pm.
Movement of people was also suspended during these hours as the streets and roads wore a deserted look.