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Nearly 1,000 arrested in Pakistan's Punjab after Khan protests: police


Published on: May 10, 2023 | Updated on: May 10, 2023

Riot police officers move to take positions at the vicinity of police headquarters, where Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan is held and will appear in a temporary court set up by authorities for security reasons, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The opposition party of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Khan called for demonstrators to remain peaceful, hours after mobs angered over the dramatic mid-trial arrest set fire to the residence of a top army general in the eastern city of Lahore. (Photo: PTI)

LAHORE: Nearly 1,000 people have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab, the country's most populous province, since protests erupted after the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan, police said Wednesday.

"Police teams arrested 945 law breakers and miscreants from across the province," officials said in a statement to media, adding 130 officers and officials were injured in the violence that broke out after Khan's arrest on Tuesday.