Dr Firdous confirms that police launched an action today in self-defence

Lahore, 18th April: Special Assistant to Chief Minister (SACM) Punjab Firdous Ashiq Awan said that an armed group attacked police officials in Lahore abducting 12 cops.

According to reports, SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday that a violent group of outlaw attacked the Nawankot police station in Lahore abducting 12 police officials including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP).

Dr Awan shared a statement issued by the Punjab police on her Twitter account and said that the miscreants who were armed with petrol bombs and acid bottles, attacked the cops at the police station.

She wrote, “Violent groups armed with petrol bombs and acid bottles stormed the Nawankot police station this morning. Rangers and policemen were detained and about six policemen were injured. Violent gangs abducted 12 policemen, including DSP Nawankot, at gunpoint and took them to their base.”

 

She added, “There is also a 50,000 liter oil tanker kept for the attack. No operation was planned or initiated by the police and retaliation was carried out only for self-defense and rescue of abducted police personnel. Earlier, six policemen were martyred and more than 700 were injured by these groups.”

It is to be noted that activists from the banned organization Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) abducted 7 police officials today from Chowk Yateem Khana Lahore, after which violent clashes were reported between police and TLP workers.

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