Army soldiers take position to disperse protesters in Multan on November 16, 2013.—AFP Photo
Army soldiers take position to disperse protesters in Multan on November 16, 2013.—AFP Photo
Army soldiers take position to disperse protesters in Multan on November 16, 2013.—AFP Photo
Army soldiers take position to disperse protesters in Multan on November 16, 2013.—AFP Photo

LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: Violence erupted on Saturday in the southern city of Multan and Chishtian town, where civil authorities have called in troops to maintain law and order.

The unrest follows sectarian clashes a day earlier between Shia and Sunni groups in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing at least nine lives.

A senior police official in Multan told news agency AFP that at least 12 people were injured when Sunni demonstrators took to the streets to protest the Rawalpindi incident, leading to clashes with a Shia group which fired warning shots in the air.

Following the clash, miscreants blocked roads in the city by setting fire to tyres and other objects.

In neighbouring Chishtian, a mosque was partially damaged and several shops were destroyed when miscreants torched it in apparent retaliation for the violence in Rawalpindi.

Army troops were summoned to both Multan and Chistian to quell the violence and ensure law and order.


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Ishrat salim
Nov 16, 2013 07:10pm

Killing one or mor

syed ali raza
Nov 16, 2013 09:21pm

govt must have to suspend all the social website coz voilence spreeding on facebook,twitter..the young genrtn not awar behind this plt.

kublai
Nov 17, 2013 02:46am

The lion of Punjab is missing. No leadership. As always. Does not want to face his own incompetence.

ali ahmed
Nov 18, 2013 12:03pm

Our ruling elites kept us poor and illiterate. And today we are cutting throat of each other. What else poor, deprived, uneducated, and hopeless people can do? Our ruling elite will one day would not be able to enjoy the loot of this country anymore. These very same people will come after them and uproot them from their safe, luxurious, and pompous glass-houses. In fact, the process has begun and will gain momentum with every passing day. Our ruling elite comprising of top retired military officer, bureaucrats, political mullahs, corrupt politicians and industrialists will all have to face the music of their deeds.

mkaggarwal@hotmail.com
Nov 18, 2013 01:10pm

It is very painful to read of riots in Rawalpindi & Multan . So many people are killed for sectarian reasons. Large no of people in India still remember the fresh air of Rawalpindi & Multan . The lasting peace in Pakistan ( and sub-continent ) can come only if secular policies are followed by Governments . The sub-continent can challenge the entire world if its people unite and the first step is to follow secularism as promised by Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah. I bleed to see my home in Pakistan.