Senate Session

Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi informed the Senate that the government is carrying out thorough investigation into the incidents of vandalism during the recent protests and found out protesters involved in violence.

Responding to the queries of opposition members, Shahryar Afridi said data of protestors has been gathered on the basis of video evidence and the elements involved in the incidents are being arrested.

He said the government successfully held negotiations with the protesters and peacefully resolved the matter.

He said there was a consensus among all the stakeholders, including the opposition, that force should not be used against the protesters in Aasia Bibi case.

He said the Prime Minister Imran Khan also desired peaceful settlement of the issue.