Police in Karachi have decided to deploy 1,300 policemen for “crowd management”, a local media outlet reported on Sunday.
According to Karachi police chief, 300 policemen, equipped with riot gear and trained by the military, would be deployed from Monday while 1,000 policemen from the Sindh Reserve Police have also been requested for the task.
Meanwhile, Karachi Police has registered 17 more cases against individuals responsible for rioting during the recent protests against the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Aasia Bibi.
Similar cases in various parts of the city against a number of individuals have also been registered.
However, only two protesters have yet been arrested.