Pakistan: Violent clashes as protestors besiege law minister’s office

Thousands of demonstrators from the Tehreek-e-Labaik Islamist party surrounded the offices of the Pakistani Law Minister Rana Sanaullah in Faisalabad on Sunday. Protesters confronted police outside Sanuallah's office, who responded by firing tear gas into the crowd. Activists from the Tehreek-e-Labaik party have blockaded roads in the capital Islamabad for several weeks. They have demanded... Еще the resignation of the law minister, who they accuse of blasphemy after altering the electoral oath to remove a reference to the Prophet Muhammad in the electoral oath. On Sunday, the Pakistani government asked for troops to be deployed on the streets in order to quell any further disorder.

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