800 policemen wounded in Lahore clashes: PM Imran Khan
File Photo of Prime Minister Imran Khan

800 policemen wounded in Lahore clashes: PM Imran Khan

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday evening said violent clashes in Lahore have left 800 policemen wounded during the last two days. In his address to the nation, Mr. Khan said enemy countries launched propaganda to malign Pakistan internationally. Policemen are under treatment in various hospitals in Lahore.

The premier said he decided to address the nation due to the “regrettable” incidents that took place in the country over the last week, referring to violence perpetrated by activists of the recently proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) after their leader’s arrest and the ensuing government crackdown.

The Prime Minister stated that clashes had left four policemen dead in Lahore.

Imran said the Holy Prophet (PBUH) lived in the hearts of the people of Pakistan. “That is why whenever any disrespect is attempted to his name anywhere in the world, it hurts us,” he added, saying Muslims around the world are also pained by such acts.

Speaking about the events of the past week, he said “It appeared as if one party loves the Prophet (PBUH) more than other Pakistanis.

“I assure you that the purpose of the TLP for which they’re bringing people out, that is my purpose as well and that of my government,” he added.

Prime Minister Imran said like the TLP, the government too wanted that there was no blasphemy against the Prophet in any country.

“Only our methods are different.”

In the meantime, the Federal Interior Minister, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said policemen who were made hostage by the banned TLP have been set free.

800 policemen wounded in Lahore clashes: PM Imran Khan

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