Massive protests, violent clashes erupt in PoK, one officer killed


PoJK Finance Minister Abdul Majid Khan mentioned that the federal government had exercised “most restraint and is prepared for talks to peacefully deal with all contentious points.

At least one police officer was killed and 90 others have been wounded after violent clashes erupted in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) through the ongoing protests and shutter down strike throughout the area, Dawn reported on Saturday.

According to the report which cited Mirpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kamran Ali Sub-inspector Adnan Qureshi succumbed to a gunshot wound in the chest in the city of Islamgarh the place he was deployed together with different police personnel to cease a rally for Muzaffarabad by way of Kotli and Poonch districts below the banner of the Joint Awami Action Committee (JAAC).

The JAAC, which has merchants on the forefront in most elements of the area, has been searching for the supply of electrical energy as per hydropower era price in PoJK, subsidised wheat flour and an finish to the privileges of the elite class.

On Wednesday-Thursday night time, round 70 JAAC activists have been arrested by police throughout raids at their residences and people of their family members in Muzaffarabad and Mirpur divisions, triggering severe clashes in Dadyal on Thursday.

The committee had subsequently introduced a shutter-down and wheel-jam strike on Friday, a day forward of its deliberate lengthy march in direction of Muzaffarabad immediately.

Amid a crippling strike on Friday, fierce clashes between police and protesters have been witnessed in totally different areas of Muzaffarabad.

Dawn reported that the authorities had positioned mounds of earth on paths resulting in Muzaffarabad, aside from making extra arrests, to forestall folks from heading in direction of the town.

Witnesses mentioned that Muzaffarabad division and Poonch division noticed full strikes.

SSP Yasin Baig mentioned at the very least one police officer and a younger boy have been injured as police resorted to teargas shelling and aerial firing in some neighbourhoods.

Kotli SSP Mir Muhammad Abid mentioned in an announcement that at the very least 78 policemen have been injured in the district in “attacks of miscreants under the guise of protest”.

 The SSP mentioned 59 policemen, together with Deputy Superintendent of Police Ilyas Janjua, and two income division officers have been injured in Rehaan Galli whereas one other 19 policemen have been injured in Sehnsa Baroiyan.

A press launch from the District Headquarters Hospital Kotli mentioned aside from the 59 wounded policemen, 9 injured protesters have been additionally dropped at for therapy.

SSP Abid mentioned some police officers have been additionally reportedly injured in Doliya Jattan.

JAAC spokesperson Hafeez Hamdani made it clear whereas speaking to that the motion committee had nothing to do with violence.

“It seems that such elements have been purposely planted in the ranks of protesters to bring a bad name to a struggle that aims nothing but the legitimate rights of the people,” he mentioned.

Addressing a press convention, PoJK Finance Minister Abdul Majid Khan mentioned that the federal government had exercised “maximum restraint and is ready for talks to peacefully address all contentious issues.

“Issues must be resolved by means of dialogue and our doorways are all the time open for negotiations. But the supply shouldn’t be misconstrued as a weak point of the federal government,” he said.

PML-N regional president Shah Ghulam Qadir termed the entire situation “inappropriate” and known as on all actors to play their position in establishing peace. He mentioned he had talked to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and alerted him about all of the calls for of the protesters.

“He expressed concern and I request all PML-N officeholders to talk to the leaders of the action committee … so this movement for their demands can remain peaceful,” he mentioned.

Qadir additionally urged the PoJK authorities to open the door for negotiations.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) regional secretary common Chaudhry Tariq Farooq mentioned, “If the powerful and responsible circles in Pakistan have any concern about the people…they should pay immediate attention before it’s too late.”

Former PoJK premier and senior PML-N chief Raja Farooq Haider urged the demonstrators to protest peacefully for the decision of their calls for and never take the regulation into their fingers and harm authorities properties.

He additionally provided his condolences for the sub-inspector’s dying and known as for an finish to the “lawlessness”.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA workers and is printed from ANI) 

Nilesh Desai
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