KARACHI: Police on Friday surrounded Jamat-e-Islami’s Idara Noor-e-Haq and took into custody JI Deputy Amir Hafiz Naeem and three staff together with Dr Farukh — hours earlier than the get together was scheduled to protest towards the Karachi Electrical company.
Following Hafiz Naeem’s arrest, get together staff additionally introduced themselves for detention. A scuffle additionally broke out between the get together staff and police.
JI Amir Siraj-ul Haq protested the arrest of the social gathering chief.
Earlier, Hafiz Naeem held a press convention, the place he stated that the difficulty is just not associated to the get together’s protest at Shahrae Faisal however of going towards the KE.
He stated that the celebration doesn’t need to disrupt the peace of the town, including that the JI solely deliberate to protest towards overcharging of electrical energy shoppers.
The JI spokesman stated that police has blocked routes coming from and to the JI establishment, including that police mobiles and water tankers have been put in place to dam the routes.
For shifting the detained staff, a jail van additionally reached Idara Noor-e-Haq.
Earlier whereas chatting with Geo Information, JI Deputy Amir Hafiz Naeem stated that arrests have additionally been made up to now, including that his get together is peaceable.
He stated that the get together’s scheduled protest towards Karachi Electrical company can be held as per schedule.
JI Amir Siraj-ul-Haq condemned the arrests, saying that police can’t cease the social gathering from protest via such acts.
Sit-ins, gatherings, and protests are a democratic proper of individuals, he stated.
Based on the spokesman, on the time of crackdown, Hafiz Naeem was additionally current on the constructing.
The JI staff have been to protest towards the current hike within the tariff of the Karachi Electrical company (KE) at the moment at Shahrae-Faisal.
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