According to details the workers of Tehreek-e-Sooba Hazara despite the promulgation of Section-144 in the city come on the streets and clashes were reported on Tuesday. The provincial government has deployed FC in police stations and government offices.
According to media reports, workers of Tehrik-e-Sooba Hazara were gathered at Fawara Chowk and raised slogans against renaming of NWFP and in favour of Hazara province.
According to BBC, District Relations Officer Iqbal Khan said that the rioters have looted the arms shops and are using the looted arms during the protest, adding that the security personnel have been deployed infront of the government offices to avoid any untoward incident.
The head of Tehrik-e-Sooba Hazara Sardar Haider Zaman said that no government official has contacted him yet.
The sources told Online that people started gathering early morning and hurled stones on the offices of DCO and DIG therefore the police had to batton charge and fire tear shells as a result more than 20 people injured who were shifted to Benazir Bhutto Shaheed hospital and Ayub Medical Complex.
The rioters also destroyed the central election office of PML-N and ANP while the protestors took over the control of Fawara Chowk, Missile Chowk, Mandian, Supply, Jab Pul and Kala Pul but the police did not intervene.
It is pertinent to mention that majority of the protestors are teenagers while local leadership of PML-Q and Tehrik-e-Sooba Hazara are present in their houses and the protestors are set free to do what ever they want to do.
The people of Haripur also protested and blocked the Hazara highways while all the roads in Hazara have been closed by the protestors. The people of Abbotabad, Haripur and Hazara declared three day mourning due to the loss of 9 precious lives while a complete shutter down strike was observed in Abbotabad and Haripur.
The provincial government has deployed FC in government offices and police stations while the government has also demanded for Rangers.
Later on addressing a press conference the Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that they would never practice the politics on the dead bodies. PML-N has accepted and obey the administration, he said. However the PML-Q refused to obey the administration and violated section 144, he added.
The provincial minister further said that protestors fired on police and as retaliation police had to fire on them. He further said that Chief Minister NWFP had telephoned PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif and they agreed to take strict action against the protestors.
He said that they respect the people’s right to protest but it should be peaceful adding that the rioters set police stationon fire therefore the police had to take action against them. He said that Gohar Ayub and Chaudhary Shujat Hussain added fuel to the fire.