Anger spreads in Pakistan as govt arrests nearly 1,000 Imran Khan supporters


May 10 2023

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ByNews Desk

Clashes between citizens and security forces broke out in several cities following the dramatic arrest of the former PM who was ousted in a US-backed coup

Pakistani police have detained at least 945 supporters of ousted prime ministerImran Khanin Punjab, the country’s most populous province, since protests erupted on 9 May following Khan’sarrest.

At least one protester was shot dead by security forces in the southwestern city of Quetta on Tuesday, according to aCNNreporter present at the scene.

“Police teams arrested 945 lawbreakers and miscreants from across the province,” officials said in a statement to the media, adding that 130 security officers were injured, 25 police and government vehicles were burnt, and 14 government buildings were attacked during the protests.

In the face of popular discontent, the interior ministry on 10 May requisitioned the help of…

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