Police release FixIt campaigner Alamgir Khan- Samaa Digital

 

He was arrested after a clash between PPP, FixIt workers
 

Police released on Sunday FixIt campaigner and National Assembly member Alamgir Khan after he was arrested in Karachi.

Khan was apprehended following a clash between FixIt volunteers and Pakistan Peoples Party workers at Karachi’s Teen Talwar.

A protest was called by the FixIt workers outside Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani’s office at Teen Talwar. The PPP workers gathered ahead of time and both groups clashed.

The PPP workers were seen carrying batons, but no weapons were seen in their hands as claimed by the FixIt head.

The police had to intervene in the fight, which also resulted in injuries to a few individuals. The situation was brought under control after multiple arrests.

Police apprehended Khan when he arrived at Teen Talwar, but released shortly afterwards.

He was again arrested when he reached Karachi’s Frere police station to inquire about arrested FixIt volunteers. He was later released on bail at 11pm.

Meanwhile, police lodged an FIR nominating 38 individuals, including the FixIt head. They were booked for rioting and assaulting police personnel.

Khan, before being arrested, said that FixIt campaigners were staging a demonstration against water and sewerage issues.

He alleged that the ones involved in violence were PPP supporters. “They were also the ones clashing with the police.”

Sindh Minister for Local Bodies Saeed Ghani rebuked FixIt campaigners, saying that “there are ways to record protest”.

“They drew pictures on manhole covers, they stage cheap protests,” the minister complained.

Ghani also visited arrested PPP workers locked up at Defence police station. He termed the arrest of workers “unjustified”, saying that they were not going to be scared by lock-ups.

The Sindh minister said they would approach the courts for the release of their activists.

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