Rawalpindi: Following violent sectarian clashes, authorities have decided to impose curfew and suspend mobile phone services in Rawalpindi city of Pakistan’s Punjab province, local media reports.
At least a dozen people have been killed and several others injured in the clashes between two groups that gripped the city on Friday evening.
According to local media, the provincial government has imposed the curfew in the city over the request of the commissioner. “People have been ordered to remain inside their homes during the curfew from 8am to 12 midnight while the mobile phones services will also be remained suspended.”
Sources say as many as 11 people have been killed in the clashes.
Earlier, the government called in the Army to control the situation. Some reports suggested that the six companies of the military had been deployed in city.
Rawalpindi is the city where headquarters of the country’s powerful military are situated.
The News Tribe – UK-based bilingual news website covering politics, technology, sports, health and lifestyle from US, Pakistan, Middle East and around the world
Click here for more information
The News Tribe