KARACHI: At least five policemen, including the Superintendent Police (SP) Keamari Town Tariq Mughal, were injured during a protest demonstration staged by the flood affectees within the jurisdiction of Mauripur police station on Monday.
The protesters, who took to the streets to express their growing disenchantment against the unfriendly attitude of authorities, scuffled with the police personnel. They burnt tyres on the road and pelted stones on policemen and vehicles at Maripur Road, which resulted in injuries to five policemen, including SP Keamari Town, Sub-Inspector Azam Khan, Head Constable Mumtaz, constables Kumar and Naeem.
When contacted, SHO Mauripur Nasrullah dispelled the impression that the protesters were flood affectees, saying although the registration process of flood affectees was completed, the influx was still in progress from rural Sindh.
He said that the protest was aimed at pressing the authorities concerned to allot the land of camp-city to the inhabitants besides demanding essential edibles for the new settlers. Instead of going back to their hometown, the politically motivated protesters were demanding the land of camp-city to be allocated to them. He said that several government officials, including town police officer, executive district officer and deputy district officer reached the spot and tried to negotiate with the protesters who refused to cooperate. The police fired teargas to disperse the enraged protesters during the clash. staff report