Protesters in groups of various sizes also took to the streets in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Khanewal, Layyah, Vihari, Dera Ghazi Khan and others cities in Punjab province and in the northwestern city of Peshawar, as well as in southern city of Hyderabad, to show solidarity with the Islamabad protesters. The police was acting on a court order which directed that the protests be cleared.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is yet to take any decision for further action with regard to operation against Faizabad sit-in and countrywide protests occurring in reaction.
Mass protests have been ongoing in Islamabad for several weeks already after the authorities chose to amend the Election Act by excluding a provision that had obliged candidates to confirm the Finality of Prophethood, which is the unanimous belief of the Muslim world that the Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet of Allah.
At least 112 people, including protesters and law enforcement, were being treated at the Pakistani Institute of Medical Services in Islamabad, said Dr. Tahir Nadeem, a physician at the hospital.
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Local media reported that about 150 protesters in Islamabad had been arrested by police, who used water cannon, rubber bullets and tear gas.
Pakistan's media regulator barred local TV channels from broadcasting live images from the scene, though protesters were still using Facebook Live and other social media.
Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa telephoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and discussed the ongoing situation regarding the crackdown on protesters in Islamabad.
A Pakistani protester of the TLYRAP religious group throws a tear gas shell back towards police during a clash in Islamabad on November 25, 2017. "We can see that they have various resources at their disposal".
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But around 90 minutes after responding, police said there was no evidence of any shots, casualties or suspects. The incident happened as throngs of shoppers flocked to the area for Black Friday retail sales.
Recent reports suggest that protestors have returned to Faizabad Exchange, where they are being addressed by their leaders.
According to Waqt News, the security forces had dispersed half of protesters from sit-in while all protesters were dispersed from Faizabad interchange.
Authorities have hesitated to act against the sit-in, citing fears of violence as the demonstrators have vowed to die for their cause.
Rizvi, who leads the Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, is demanding the resignation of Pakistan's law minister, Zahid Hamid.
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Protesters on Saturday tried to break into the home of Law and Justice Minister Zahid Hamid, police in the Punjabi city of Sialkot said.