New Delhi: Seven people were arrested in Pakistan’s Karachi after clashes broke out between residents and police personnel deployed to enforce restrictions on gatherings including Friday prayers to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. All the seven people were taken into custody on charges of violating lockdown measures and manhandling policemen. They were booked under terror charges along with other sections, reported news agency ANI. Also Read - Danish Kaneria Requests Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh to Help Minorities in Pakistan During Coronavirus Pandemic
Reports claimed that people attacked and pelted stones on personnel in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi and police personnel resorted to lathi-charge on lockdown violators and an officer even fired in the air to disperse the crowd. A video of the incident is also going viral on social media. Also Read - Covid-19 Impact: Pakistan Fears Economic Losses of Rs 2.5 Trillion & Unemployment Of 18.5 Million People
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Notably, the Imran Khan-led Pakistan government has imposed restrictions on public movement to control the coronavirus spread, which has claimed 40 lives so far in the country.
The coronavirus cases in Pakistan have reached 2637. However, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated that the government cannot ‘lock up 220 million people’ through a harsh curfew to combat the pandemic.
Speaking to journalists, Khan had stated that the country has to find a balance between ‘corona and hunger’.
(With agency inputs)