Ninety-two political activists jailed in Pakistan

A Lahore court has sent nearly 100 activists from the political party Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) to jail on judicial remand.

Dawn News reports that 92 people were arrested a day earlier for trying to block an armoured vehicle carrying the party chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi following his appearance before an anti-terrorism court.

Rizvi had been brought to the court for the hearing of a case registered against him and five other party leaders for damaging public property during protests against a Supreme Court verdict that acquitted Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case.

A case will be heard against the arrested activists on 19 February.

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