The ban on the news website of a Shia group evoked a protest rally that was to be staged from Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khorasan in Soldier Bazaar to main M A Jinnah Road near Old Numaish. A heavy contingent of police was deployed to prevent the protest rally. A ban was imposed to stage rally.
When the protestors started rally, police started teargas shelling. Aerial firing was also reported. Streets of Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khorasan were also badly affected.
The protestors have vowed that they would continue their protest till withdrawal of the ban that was imposed on the website three days ago.
Known Shia scholar and speaker Allama Mirza Yousuf and Allama Aftab Haider Jafri have condemned the violation of sanctity of Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khorasan by police and rangers. They demanded that there should be no ban on peaceful protest of Shias.