Pakistan opposition says dozens of activists arrested ahead of planned protest | Reuters

ISLAMABAD Pakistani police raided an opposition party youth rally in the capital on Thursday night and arrested about 40 people ahead of a planned protest that party leader Imran Khan has said would shut down the city, a party spokeswoman said.The arrests were at a youth meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in Islamabad's E-11 district, spokeswoman Anila Khawaja said.'All of the sudden police arrived and started arresting people,' she said.

Reuters October 27, 2016 22:16:47 IST
Pakistan opposition says dozens of activists arrested ahead of planned protest
| Reuters

Pakistan opposition says dozens of activists arrested ahead of planned protest
 Reuters

ISLAMABAD Pakistani police raided an opposition party youth rally in the capital on Thursday night and arrested about 40 people ahead of a planned protest that party leader Imran Khan has said would shut down the city, a party spokeswoman said.The arrests were at a youth meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in Islamabad's E-11 district, spokeswoman Anila Khawaja said."All of the sudden police arrived and started arresting people," she said.

Early on Thursday, a city order banned all public gatherings ahead of Khan's planned protest set to begin Nov. 2.

(Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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