Protesters attack Law Minister Zahid Hamid's residence in Sialkot

Published November 25, 2017
PML-N MNA Javed Latif was attacked by protesters in Sheikhupura. — Screengrab
PML-N MNA Javed Latif was attacked by protesters in Sheikhupura. — Screengrab

Law Minister Zahid Hamid's residence in Sialkot was attacked by supporters of Tehreek-i-Labaik and other religious parties, DawnNews reported on Saturday.

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The attackers, that were more than 100 in number, vandalised and pelted stones at Hamid's house that is situated in Pasrur near Sialkot. Only a dozen security guards were posted at the house, many of whom were injured in the attack, following which additional security forces were summoned.

The police have arrested more than a dozen protesters that were allegedly involved in the attack.

The law minister's family members were not at the residence at the time of the attack.

Meanwhile, PML-N MNA Javed Latif was injured while he was trying to address protesters in Sheikhupura. His security in charge and a counsellor were also injured in the attack.

According to media reports, former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar's house was also attacked by a mob. Security forces managed to keep the protesters at bay.

The unrest caused by the police crackdown on protesters in the capital has spread to other cities.

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