250 people arrested in Pakistan for rioting, disrupting peace

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On Sunday authorities imprisoned around 250 people from across Pakistan on charges of firebombing, destruction and violence in the three-day mass protests after the release of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi.

A day after releasing a contract to negotiate with the essential Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), the management took measures against the people who ruined public properties during the lockdown.

In 2010, Asia Bibi a 47-year-old mother of four was sentenced to death after being indicted of committing blasphemy. Since then she has been in captivity for the past nine years.

Last Wednesday, in a revolutionary decision, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar reversed the sentence of Aasia Bibi facing execution for insulting Islam, generating protests led by the TLP and other groups across Pakistan.

The campaigners directed by the TLP and other groups jammed major highways and roads in various parts of the country.