Lahore action against protesters was in self-defence, says Firdous

By: News Desk      Published: 05:07 PM, 18 Apr, 2021
Lahore action against protesters was in self-defence, says Firdous
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Special Assistant to CM Punjab on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday said that miscreants early Sunday morning attacked Lahore’s Nawankot Police Station and abducted DSP and took 12 police personnel with them to their markaz on Multan Road, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Firdous Ashiq Awan clarified, “Police did not plan or conduct any operation against the mosque or the madrassa. The action, if any, was in self defence and to protect public property.”

She said, “Today in the early morning, miscreants attacked Nawankot Police Station where Rangers and police officers were trapped inside the police station and they kidnapped DSP Nawankot and 12 policemen and took them to their markaz.”

Firdous Ashiq Awan said at least one oil tanker with 50,000 litres of petrol has also been taken by the miscreants to their markaz, the TV channel reported.

In a tweet, Firdous said, “The miscreants were armed and attacked Rangers/Police with patrol bombs. Police and Rangers pushed them back and took back the possession of the police station.”

Three protesters were killed in Sunday's action.

She said that earlier six policemen were martyred and 700 police personnel have been injured by these miscreants.