Saturday, January 28, 2023

Police discharge JUI-F MNAs, Ansar-ul-Islam workers after nationwide protests

Two JUI-F MNAs and Ansarul Islam workers who were arrested during a police operation inside the Parliament Lodges on Friday were released by Islamabad police after nationwide protests by JUI-F workers.

On Thursday evening, Islamabad Police stormed the Parliament Lodges and detained more than a dozen Ansar-ul-Islam workers, a uniformed volunteer unit of the JUI-F that included members of Parliament Maulana Jamaluddin and Salahuddin Ayubi, as well as the JUI-F’s spokesperson Mufti Abdullah.

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After posting bail and providing personal guarantees, the police discharged JUI-F MNA Maulana Jamaluddin, Salahuddin Ayubi, and other party workers in the early hours of Friday morning, according to reports.

On the microblogging site Twitter, JUI-F spokesperson Aslam Ghouri confirmed the release of party workers and praised the opposition parties and their workers for their assistance.

In a statement, he expressed gratitude to the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leadership, adding that “the next line of action will be decided after consultation with the leadership of the PDM.”

Read Also: Police raid Parliament Lodges, arresting JUI-F MNA and Islam-ul-Ansar workers

The police, on the other hand, has closed off all routes leading to Parliament as part of the JUI-F protest against the detention of party members.

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