Clashes continue as thousands of Islamists march to Pakistan capital

Asia's Tech News Daily

Thousands of supporters of a banned radical Islamist party have left the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, clashing for a second straight day with police who lobbed tear gas into the crowd, a party spokesman and witnesses said.

Clashes continue as thousands of Islamists march to Pakistan capital
© K.M. Chaudary A supporter of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, a banned radical Islamist party, prepares to throw back teargas shell fired by police to disperse them during a protest march toward Islamabad, on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Thousands of supporters of the banned radical Islamist party Saturday departed the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, clashing for a second straight day with police who lobbed tear gas into the crowd, a party spokesman and witnesses said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

The group began their journey on Friday with the goal of reaching the capital Islamabad to pressure the government to release Saad Rizvi, the head of the Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan party.

Rizvi was arrested last year amid demonstrations against France over the publication of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.

Violent clashes erupted between security forces and Islamists in Lahore, leaving at least two police and two demonstrators dead on Friday.

Sajid Saifi, a spokesman for Rizvi’s party, said supporters spent the night near the Ravi River bridge and in the early morning started again towards Islamabad amid heavy tear gas.

He said the huge crowd removed barricades and left the city limits but again faced security forces near the town of Kala Shah Kako.

Mr Saifi said “many” party supporters were injured by tear gas canisters as they attempted to leave Lahore.

Clashes continue as thousands of Islamists march to Pakistan capital
© Provided by PA Media Police block the demonstrators in Lahore (KM Chaudary/AP)

Witnesses said the demonstrators were on foot but some vehicles took the injured to hospital and brought food and water.

Rizvi’s party gained prominence in Pakistan’s 2018 elections, campaigning on a single issue: defending the country’s blasphemy law, which calls for the death penalty for anyone who insults Islam.

It has a history of staging violent protests to pressure the government to accept its demands.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Student who sews sanitary pads for refugees now leads 1,000 volunteers

A student who began sewing reusable sanitary products for refugees during lockdown is now running a global network of 1,000 volunteers. University of Bristol student Ella Lambert, 21, learned to ... Read more »

Appeal court to rule on latest round of Meghan privacy battle against newspaper

The Court of Appeal will give its ruling on the latest stage of a legal battle between the Duchess of Sussex and the publisher of The Mail On Sunday over ... Read more »

SGX Nifty down 120 points; here's what changed for market while you were sleeping

The domestic equity market was set for a gap-down start on Thursday following a sharp-sell off in US stocks overnight. Asian peers shared mixed signals as they pared some losses. ... Read more »

Parents whose three children were mowed down and killed by a drunk driver they later forgave open up about the powerful reason they chose to have another baby two years on from the tragedy

Danny and Leila Abdallah have revealed they are expecting a baby in MarchMrs Abdallah said she 'dares to dream' nearly two years on from tragedyThe couple said they are determined to bring hope and joy to their family Three of their children were killed by drunk driver in 2020 Oatlands crashThey have recently launched 'i4give Day' in honour of their late children  Read more »

Rita Ora arrives in Australia and begins home quarantine - where she works up a sweat with boyfriend Taika Waititi and celebrity trainer Jono Castano

Rita Ora has flown to Australia with her boyfriend Taika Waititi. The couple were pictured in home quarantine on Wednesday in an Instagram post shared by her personal trainer Jono Castano, who was ... Read more »

Australia politics live update: parliament sitting for final day of the year; thunderstorm asthma warning for Melbourne; Coles accused of underpaying staff

LIVE – Updated at 02:29 © Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian Parliament is sitting for the final day this year. Pictured: ACT senator Zed Seselja in the senate chamber of Parliament ... Read more »

Police arrest man, 19, on suspicion of murdering a 16-year-old girl

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Police investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a park have arrested a 19-year-old man. Amber Gibson left ... Read more »

'We are increasingly concerned': Police search for newly arrived Afghan boy, 11, last seen going to play football

An 11-year-old boy who recently arrived in the UK from Afghanistan has gone missing. © Other Mohammed Khan was last seen in Deptford, south London at around 4pm on Tuesday ... Read more »

Lady Gaga opens up about her first acting role in an episode of The Sopranos as a teenager: 'I can see exactly what I did wrong'

Before stunning audiences across the world as Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta started her acting career with a guest-starring role on The Sopranos in 2001. The 35-year-old singer and actress had an ... Read more »

Paris Jackson recalls childhood memories of godmother Elizabeth Taylor who had her eighth and last wedding at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris has let the public in on some of her childhood recollections of her godmother Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth and Michael were longtime close friends and she even ... Read more »

Disturbing allegations emerge as Josh Duggar's child porn trial gets underway

Former 19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar has started his trial after being charged for downloading child pornography. REUTERS/Brian Frank/File Josh Duggar’s trial on child pornography charges kicked off ... Read more »

How to choose a booster shot: What to know about mixing vaccines and the omicron variant

© Provided by CNET Sarah Tew/CNET On Wednesday, the US confirmed its first case of the omicron variant in a person in San Francisco. The person, who is fully vaccinated ... Read more »

Snowflake Jumps on Rosy Forecast for Data Software Sales

© Bloomberg Snowflake Soars After Record $3.36 Billion Software Debut (Bloomberg) — Snowflake Inc. jumped more than 13% in extended trading after the cloud software company reported better-than-projected revenue and ... Read more »

UK court to rule on Meghan privacy case appeal

© Jeremy Selwyn Meghan won a ruling in February that Associated Newspapers had breached her privacy by publishing extracts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father before her ... Read more »

Stop AIDS stigma, discrimination – Duque

HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd called for the elimination of stigma and discrimination against persons living with human immunodeficiency viruses (PLHIV) during the observance of World AIDS Day on Wednesday, ... Read more »

Ransomware attack on Planned Parenthood exposes 400,000 patients' personal data

The Los Angeles chapter of Planned Parenthood suffered a ransomware attack in October that compromised the personal information of about 400,000 patients, the health care provider said Wednesday. © Kevork ... Read more »

City of Calgary keeps offering free COVID-19 tests for unvaccinated employees, causing rift with police

The City of Calgary has been forced to take an unexpected step back with its employee COVID-19 vaccination policy, according to Mayor Jyoti Gondek. © Tom Andriuk / Global News ... Read more »

Top oil producers may freeze output amid Omicron concerns

Major oil producers are due to meet Thursday to decide on output levels from January onwards, which could be frozen as the new Covid variant Omicron sparks turmoil. © Assaad ... Read more »

Charities blast ‘unfair' law changes they say will silence dissent during elections

Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP Australian Conservation Foundation says legislation ‘conflates advocacy with running for political office’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australian charities have warned “fundamentally ... Read more »

Gabungan PKR-Amanah masuk akal, kata bekas ahli akademik

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Ada yang berpandangan Amanah tidak mempunyai sokongan akar umbi, manakala PKR sukar menarik pengundi Melayu, menurut ahli akademik. PETALING JAYA: Gabungan antara PKR dan ... Read more »

Biar kekal rahsia, wanita ‘berdarah emas' minta identiti tidak didedah

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Seorang wanita menjadi tumpuan orang ramai setelah tular laporan beliau mempunyai darah jenis Rh-null (Rhesus null) yang amat jarang ditemui. (Gambar Facebook) PETALING JAYA: ... Read more »

'Flee' sketches human face of Afghan refugee crisis

© Hector RETAMAL The Taliban’s seizure of power again in Afghanistan in summer 2021 has been “Flee” feel more “sadly relevant,” its director says “Flee,” an award-winning film about a ... Read more »

All travellers to South Korea will now face a 10-day quarantine

© Provided by Lifestyle Asia This just in: Regardless of vaccination status, all travellers to South Korea from Friday, 3 December 2021 onwards, will have to face a 10-day quarantine ... Read more »

With eye on Punjab polls, Arvind Kejriwal to hold AAP's 'Tiranga Yatra' in Pathankot today

© Provided by Zee News Pathankot: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit poll-bound Punjab to attend the party’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Pathankot ... Read more »

'They knew it may be the last time they walk off the field for India': Ex-England bowler says Pujara, Rahane look 'done'

As India fret over their team combination for the Mumbai Test, pressure begins to mount on the middle-order duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. Lack of runs from both ... Read more »

Jacqueline Avant shot and killed in home robbery

© Bang Showbiz Jacqueline Avant has been shot and killed Clarence Avant’s wife Jacqueline Avant has been killed in a home robbery at the age of 81. The philanthropist and ... Read more »

Channi, Sidhu and Jakhar come calling on Rahul Gandhi

© Provided by The Indian Express AMID a feud in Punjab Congress, AICC leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, PPCC chief Navjot Sidhu and ... Read more »

US detects first case of Omicron variant in person who returned from South Africa

© Provided by DNA Heavily mutated Omicron is rapidly becoming the dominant variant of the coronavirus in South Africa less than four weeks after it was first detected there, and ... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Former Jerry Springer producer Jill Blackstone makes court appearance in WHEELCHAIR as she tries to have charge she murdered her disabled sister at their LA home reduced to manslaughter

Former Jerry Springer producer Jill Blackstone, 58, arrived in a wheelchair for her court appearance in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday Blackstone had been charged with murder and three counts of animal cruelty after allegedly killed her disabled sister Wendy, 49, and their three dogs Her sister's death was said to be part of a failed suicide pact but investigators later believed Blackstone killed her due to the hardship of looking after herBlackstone's lawyer is attempting to get the murder charge reduced to a charge of manslaughter which would be an eight-year sentence  Read more »

Dakota Johnson says 'non-one acts normally because of COVID-19'

© Bang Showbiz Dakota Johnson admits COVID has changed everything Dakota Johnson thinks no-one is acting “normally” because of COVID-19. The 32-year-old actress admits her professional life has been transformed ... Read more »

The VERY simple trick for removing furniture dents in your carpet : 'It works like magic'

A mum-of-two revealed her simple hack to remove carpet dents from furniturePerth blogger Carolina McCauley shared the trick in a video on social mediaShe puts a damp cloth over the dents and runs a steam iron over the areaAfter less than a minute of steaming and a quick rub, the carpet looks like new Read more »

Women's ODI World Cup 2022: Skipper Mithali Raj says team 'getting best possible preparation' for tournament

© Provided by Zee News India are scheduled to play only one series before the women’s ICC World Cup early next year but ODI skipper Mithali Raj feels the team ... Read more »

Video: Padma Lakshmi, 51, goes strapless in brown leather pencil dress at Nightmare Alley premiere

Read more »

SEVENTH case of Omicron Covid variant is detected in New South Wales - a passenger on flight from Doha who had NOT been in Africa

 Health authorities in NSW have confirmed a seventh case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the state, this time from someone who has not been in southern Africa. The person arrived on ... Read more »

Video: EXCLUSIVE: Former Jerry Springer producer Jill Blackstone makes court appearance in WHEELCHAIR as she tries to have charge she murdered her disabled sister at their LA home reduced to manslaughter

Read more »

Will-ing them to win against the odds! Duke of Cambridge cheers on his beloved Aston Villa against high-flying Manchester City – but has to put a brave face on as new manager Steven Gerrard suffers his first defeat

Prince William, 39, watched on from stands alongside team's chief executive Christian Purslow at Villa Park Duke, who has supported Villa since childhood, was pictured celebrating first goal scored by Ollie WatkinsHe then appeared more stoney-faced after first-half goals from Man City's Ruben Dias and Bernardo SilvaPrince William is president of the Football Association (FA) and took over the role from his uncle in 2006  Read more »

Video: Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna gets 20-game suspension from MLB for 'strangling his wife': Retroactive ban will cost slugger $1.5million in salary

Read more »

Joe Biden will extend his plane, bus and train mask mandate until March 18 amid the spread of the Omicron variant as the rule was set to expire in mid-January

President Joe Biden is expected to announce on Thursday an extension in the traveler mask mandate until March 18 The mandate was supposed to end for airports, airplanes, buses and trains on January 18, but concerns over the Omicron variant are delaying it yet againTensions have been high specifically in airports and on airplanes with it comes to mask wearing, with thousands of passengers being denied travel for refusing  Read more »

Video: Tom Brady believes son Jack, 14, will 'someday' play football for his alma mater Michigan... though wife Gisele Bundchen wants the boy to 'be what he wants to be'

Read more »

Teresa Giudice's former New Jersey mansion back on market for $2.25M after pending offer falls through

Teresa Giudice’s former marital home with ex Joe Giudice is back on the market after a pending offer from March fell through.  The Montville, New Jersey mansion was in escrow ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic