LAHORE – Chief Minister of Punjab suspended five police officers those involved in baton charge on blind protesters on Wednesday, PakistanTribe reported.
Prime Minister of Pakistan takes serious notice baton charge on blind protesters in Lahore on Wednesday.
Shahbaz Sharif has also taken serious notice of the incident and asked the provincial inspector general to submit a report.
Earlier, The incident occurred when protesters were staging a rally on Davis Road to advocate for their rights in view of the World Disability Day.
In an attempt to prevent the protesters from marching towards the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, mayhem ensued as police resorted to baton charging as a result of which several protesters were injured.
The rally, demanding employment quota for disabled and blind persons, was stopped from heading towards the chief minister’s house.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Abrarul Haq said that the violence inflicted on blind protesters was condemnable, adding that his party would come out on the roads in protest against the violence.
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